dribbly grin

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Hi everybody,
I need for your help to understand the word "dribbly grin".
Context: A girl runs into the living room and shake her parents, who are snoring on the sofa. Neither of them wake, but her father snorts and "gives a big, slightly dribbly grin". Then he mutters: "More cake? Just one slice."

I think "dribbly grin" means that he smiles so much that he lose even control of his own saliva in his mouth, but I'm not so sure.
Thank you in advance
  • ewie

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    The father is smiling and dribbling/drooling in his sleep: he's dreaming about cake. (I do this all the time.)
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