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take a shine to

Definition of take a shine to in English:

informal Develop a liking for: Bill’s taken quite a shine to her
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  • Mum wasn't wanting to supply such a thing naturally but she had been wondering how to wean Graham off his dummy which he still took a shine to.
  • She has brought her medals to the table and it is the Olympic ones it is impossible not to take a shine to.
  • Phil said: ‘I took a shine to Liz straight away but didn't fancy my chances.’
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