take a shine to

idiom

Definition of take a shine to

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

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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 18 Jan. 2021.

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