there's no accounting for taste

Definition of there's no accounting for taste

informal

  1. :  there is no way to understand why some people like something while other people do not I don't see why they liked the movie, but there's no accounting for taste.

Word by Word Definitions

thereplay
  1. :  in or at that place

    :  to or into that place :  thither

    :  at that point or stage

  1. : used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause

    : used as an indefinite substitute for a name

  1. :  that place or position

    :  that point

  1. : used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

    : used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

    :  capable of being relied on for support or aid

accountingplay
  1. :  the system of recording and summarizing business and financial transactions and analyzing, verifying, and reporting the results

    :  the principles and procedures of this system

    :  work done in accounting or by accountants

tasteplay
  1. :  to ascertain the flavor of by taking a little into the mouth

    :  to eat or drink especially in small quantities

    :  to perceive or recognize as if by the sense of taste

  1. :  the objective sweet, sour, bitter, or salty quality of a dissolved substance as perceived by the sense of taste

    :  a sensation obtained from a substance in the mouth that is typically produced by the stimulation of the sense of taste combined with those of touch and smell :  flavor

    :  the distinctive quality of an experience


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