there's no accounting for taste

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of there's no accounting for taste

informal
: 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

there play
  1. : in or at that place

  2. : to or into that place : thither

  3. : at that point or stage

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

  2. used as an indefinite substitute for a name

  1. : that place or position

  2. : that point

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

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

  3. : capable of being relied on for support or aid

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

  2. : work done in accounting or by accountants

  3. : an instance of applied accounting or of the settling or presenting of accounts

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

  2. : to eat or drink especially in small quantities

  3. : 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

  2. : 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

  3. : the distinctive quality of an experience


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