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acquired taste

Something, especially food or drink, that is unpleasant at first, but which becomes (or will become) more enjoyable over time. I once thought sushi was totally gross, but I've found that it's something of an acquired taste.
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acquired taste

Something one learns to like rather than appreciates immediately. For example, Because it is so salty, caviar for many individuals is an acquired taste, or With its lack of decorative detail, this china pattern is definitely an acquired taste. [Mid-1800s]
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an acquired taste

If someone or something is an acquired taste, you do not like them at first but may start to like them when they are more familiar. Tibetan tea is most definitely an acquired taste. This author is an acquired taste and even her most devoted admirers will find A Spanish Lover difficult to read.
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an acquired ˈtaste

a thing which you find unpleasant or do not appreciate at first but which you gradually learn to like: Whisky is an acquired taste.
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As with other retail and mixed-use properties that have been acquired by SL Green and Sutton, the partners intend to make capital improvements and otherwise reposition the two properties to unlock their full potential value.
85-198, the Service ruled that an acquiring company satisfied the COBE requirement following a merger of two bank holding companies, because the acquiring holding company continued to indirectly operate a significant historic business through its ownership of the acquired holding company's second-tier subsidiary.
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Arbortext, a recognized leader in the emerging Dynamic Enterprise Publishing market and a part of Norwest Venture Partner's (NVP's) portfolio of software companies, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with PTC (Nasdaq:PMTC) to be acquired for $190 million.
The rule generally seeks to prevent the newly acquired loss carryovers from offsetting income generated prior to the acquisition date.
In addition, if the Company is later acquired in a merger or similar transaction after the Rights have become exercisable and a person or group is, or becomes, an Acquiring Person, all holders of Rights except the Acquiring Person may, for $27, purchase shares of the acquiring corporation with a market value of $54 based on the market price of the acquiring corporation's stock, prior to such merger.
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Therefore, this reorganization did not qualify as an A reorganization, because the target's assets were not acquired by only one acquiring company.
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He was also a board observer with ZettaCom when it was acquired by IDT, and he previously served on the board of the Wireless Communications Alliance (WCA).
1033 involuntary conversion have new guidance for depreciating the acquired property under Sec.
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Any interest in assets or interests in mining properties acquired by AEI and attributable to the use of the Probe and Database and/or the hyperspectral expertise of GBSI by AEI during the Option Period ("JV Interests") shall be held by AEI in trust on behalf of GBSI and ESSI pursuant to a joint venture between the parties with beneficial ownership held 78% by the Company, 15% by ESSI and 7% by GBSI.
In Hamilton Industries, the taxpayer acquired assets in two transactions, each of which involved a residual price allocation to the acquired inventory.