take a shine to


: to begin to like (someone or something)
She really took a shine to her new neighbor.

Examples of take a shine to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Woodson impressed Jackson-Davis with his honesty, a quality teammates would also soon take a shine to. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Oct. 2021 This can cut both ways: A seller might take a shine to a family with a baby — or overhear a prospective buyer commenting about hideous wallpaper or an unfortunate kitchen color scheme. BostonGlobe.com, 9 May 2021 So will any other ones that get built, should anyone else take a shine to the concept. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 5 Jan. 2021

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“Take a shine to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20shine%20to. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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