take a shine to

take a shine to
take a shine to (informal)
To fancy, take a liking to
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Main Entry:shine

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informal develop a liking for

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take a shine to
informal : to begin to like (someone or something)

She really took a shine to [=took a liking to] her new neighbor.

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Main Entry:shine

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take the shine off — (something) informal if something that happens takes the shine off something pleasant, it spoils it or makes it less enjoyable. Having my purse stolen took the shine off my visit to Dublin …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the shine off — ● shine * * * spoil the brilliance or excitement of the absence of new jobs has taken some of the shine off his stellar popularity ratings …   Useful english dictionary

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  • take a shine to someone — spoken phrase to like someone who you have only just met, especially in a romantic way Thesaurus: to love or like a personsynonym Main entry: shine …   Useful english dictionary

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