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In a movie, I have seen the following scene:

  1. A dog licked a face of a man.
  2. The man said something.
  3. The dog was barking with the following subtitle: "I wasn't licking. I was getting a taste for when you were dead."

I do not understand what this means.

  • It has several possible meanings. It can imply either "getting a taste of" -- simply sampling the taste -- or "developing a taste for" -- becoming accustomed to the flavor of. – Hot Licks Mar 22 at 21:19
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a taste OED

figurative. A slight experience, received or given; a slight show or sample of any condition or quality.

As in:

The dog was barking with the following subtitle: "I wasn't licking. I was getting a 'sample' for when you were dead."

(or a short experience of something that you want more of)

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