take a shine to (one)

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take a shine to (one)

To have or develop a fondness or preference for someone; to be attracted to or desire someone. It seems the boss has taken a shine to you, kid. You should start seeing some more work headed your way! I think Jennifer has taken a shine to my friend Tommy, so I'm going to try to set them up on a date!
See also: shine, take