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take a fancy to (someone or something)

To have or develop a fondness for or inclination toward something or someone; to be attracted to or desire someone or something. I think Jennifer has taken a fancy to my friend Tommy, so I'm going to try to set them up on a date! I never used to like raisins as a kid, but I've taken a fancy to them as I've grown older.
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take a fancy to someone or something

 and take a liking to someone or something; take a shine to someone or something
to develop a fondness or a preference for someone or something. John began to take a fancy to Sally late last August at the picnic. I've never taken a liking to cooked carrots. I think my teacher has taken a shine to me.
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take a fancy to

Also, take a liking or shine to . Be attracted to someone or something, as in They took a fancy to spicy foods after their Mexican vacation, or I'm hoping he'll take a liking to the water, now that we have a cottage on a lake, or We think Bill's taken a shine to Betsy. The first term was first recorded in 1541, the first variant in 1570, and the last, a colloquialism, in 1850.
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take a ˈfancy to somebody/something

(especially British English) begin to like somebody/something; be attracted by somebody/something: He’s taken quite a fancy to Chinese cooking.She’s taken a fancy to one of the team.
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The original term bootblack or shoeblack originated in the 1800's and were so called because dress shoes were almost always black and had a shine to them.
Polish-based leathers have a shine to them, sometimes what we call a "high" shine.
Peel's Managing Director, Mr Rob Tyson, said the Company was very pleased to add Rise and Shine to its exploration portfolio.
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Anna Friel is the ultimate girl-next-door and, as a life-long fan of the Pantene brand, is the perfect choice to front this exciting new range of care and styling products, which delivers incredible, ice-like shine to all hair types.
Anna Friel is the ultimate girl-next-door and the perfect choice to front this exciting new range of care and styling products, which delivers incredible, ice-like shine to all hair types.
IT'S become one of the biggest draws for committed clubbers both here and abroad and now the time has finally come for Belfast's legendary nightclub Shine to begin releasing records.
The lip shine, which comes in snazzy recycled aluminum packaging, has an attractive shine to it and can be applied on its own or over lip colour, with your finger or with a brush.
the university now has a hand in a separate business entity that will begin providing SHINE to doctors outside the Stanford community.
NEW YORK -- FOX News Channel (FNC) has promoted Bill Shine to Senior Vice President, Programming, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FOX News.
The cleaning solution cleans floors without leaving a residue, while the refinisher restores shine to floors that are dull, scratched or show signs of wear.
The addition of Cathleen Shine to our strong legal team reflects Jefferies' commitment to find the very best legal talent to protect the firm's interests, as well as the interests of our clients and investors," said Richard B.
Ticket proceeds will be donated to Rise n' Shine to help children and teens affected by AIDS, thanks to General Cinema and the Sponsors: SAFECO, Scott Walker Mortgage Broker, Changes in Wallingford, Ben & Jerry's Shops, Seagram's America, Mango's Bar & Grill, and Post Options.