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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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Section 355(e) applies to distributions that are part of a plan pursuant to which one or more persons acquire stock representing a 50-percent or greater interest in "the distributing corporation or any controlled corporation.
Is the distribution of C, however, a distribution that is part of a plan pursuant to which one or more persons acquire stock representing a 50-percent or greater interest in the distributing corporation or any controlled corporation?
AXA Canada Signs an Agreement to Acquire Citadel 53
First American Signs an Agreement to Acquire TransContinental 61
Within the 6 months' period, corporation A acquires an additional 60 percent of the stock of corporation W solely for its own voting stock, so that it owns 90 percent of the stock of corporation W.
Based on this factor, it would appear that any exchange solely for voting stock that acquires less than 80 percent of the acquired corporation would be dependent on a prior or subsequent purchase or exchange of stock to gain control.
The acquiring corporation must immediately transfer the issuing corporation's stock to acquire money or other property; and
Applying similar requirements in the partnership context, a partnership would need to acquire (or be deemed to acquire) the corporate stock from its corporate partner in a carryover basis-type transaction and immediately transfer the stock of its corporate partner for services rendered to the partnership by its employees.
Buffalo can acquire a further 2% interest (51% in the aggregate) by paying, in cash or shares at Buffalo's election, a further CAD$500,000 on or before February 15, 2007
Expenses incurred to acquire or create a new business qualify for amortization if incurred prior to the final decision to acquire or create that business.
the holding company led by billionaire investment guru Warren Buffet, acquires RC Willey.
Example 1: Foreign corporation Y acquires foreign corporation X.
A business combination occurs when an entity acquires net assets that constitute a business or equity interests of one or more other entities and obtains control over that entity or entities.
Thus, if Acquiring acquires the Target assets on the 16th day before the end of Acquiring's year, the absorption of Target's loss carryovers is limited to 15/365 of Acquiring's taxable income for the year.
The acquiring corporation must be the one that acquires the assets or stock in the reorganization.