acquired taste

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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.
See also: taste

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]
See also: taste
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humane and is consistent with an acquired taste for human flesh.
Haifa's style is an acquired taste, but her critics thought this particular number was OTT for a concert in the conservative northern coast of Egypt.
Though for some people kimchi is an acquired taste, making it proved to be a lot of fun.
Though he may be described as an acquired taste, it's a taste you, frankly, ought to have acquired by now.
But Jeeves and Wooster is an acquired taste - a bit like Marmite one might say, and one that didn't sit well with me.
Yes, Keith is an acquired taste that some people will never acquire, no matter how many prime-time programmes ITV thrusts at him.
Ok, fine, maybe they're an acquired taste and all that.
Mescal is an acquired taste," agrees Ann Stickler, senior vice president and managing director of Tequila at Brown-Forman.
Derek is an acquired taste, but all my stuff is," admits Ricky, 52.
Like the hotel of the title, this immaculate pink and white wedding cake of a creation is textured, rich and slightly nutty - though it may be something of an acquired taste.
25pm An acquired taste, but if you're in the mood, this is a very funny sitcom starring Matt 'Radio Voiceover Man' Berry, as actor Stephen Toast.
Some are an acquired taste such as stuffed animals but the museum also tracKs Huddersfield's history right bacK to prehistoric times.
Hors Satan is an acquired taste from French director Bruno Dumon.
Counter-tenors are an acquired taste - if you have it you'll love this disc.
But Life's Too Short, his recent BBC Two mockumentary focusing on a fictional version of actor Warwick Davies' life, proved to be an acquired taste.
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