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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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Novotek AB to Acquire Stake in DanProces Engineering 54
A financial holding company may not acquire or control merchant banking investments under this subpart unless the financial holding company qualifies under at least one of the following paragraphs:
Additionally, if you acquire a company that has a strength you need (geographic presence, for example) but that is under-performing, move quickly and impose your systems and your people.
52) When new shareholders acquire some or all of either the distributing or controlled corporation, the transaction no longer looks like a mere restructuring, but rather like a sale of a business.
HSBC Insurance to Acquire Stake in Hana's Life Insurance
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On the same day, immediately following the sale, Churchill proposed to acquire all of the remaining outstanding shares of Bruce & Company from the taxpayer and other shareholders in exchange for stock.
A corporation wants to acquire an unrelated target and transfers substantially all of the target's assets into its wholly owned subsidiary.
However, if after the acquisition T's losses create a consolidated NOL (CNOL), the current benefit of the CNOL attributable to T will depend on whether P acquires T's stock or forms a new company to acquire T's assets.
Like the existing Rights Agreement, the new Rights Agreement is designed to preserve long-term values and protect stockholders against unfair tactics to acquire control of the Company.
Example 1: Corporation A has agreed to acquire D, a disregarded entity, from Corporation T.
287 US 462 (1933), established the principle that, to be a reorganization, the target shareholders must acquire an interest in an acquiring company that is "definite and material" and represents a substantial part of the transferred property's value.
1989 - Rio Tinto Group acquires Kennecott Utah Copper from British Petroleum
A foreign corporation acquires (directly or indirectly) substantially all of the properties of a domestic corporation (or the trade or business of a domestic partnership);
When an organization acquires another as an ongoing enterprise or two organizations merge to form a new entity, the responsibilities and liabilities of the old or acquired organization do not simply go away.