an acquired taste

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: acquired, taste

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.
See also: acquired, taste

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.
See also: acquired, taste
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humane and is consistent with an acquired taste for human flesh.
SCOTLAND'S national dish has been given a new twist - and it might be a bit of an acquired taste.
If the feline in your life is good - or an acquired taste - enough to be Cat Of The Week send a photo and details to polly.
I understand that not everyone appreciates Patti Smith's music, and some might call it an acquired taste, but for those of us to whom it speaks on a primal level, there is nothing like it.
A book that I think may be rather an acquired taste for adults, I am sure it will however be popular to a wide range of older primary aged children, many of which will already be attuned to computer games where individuals are matched against each other.
Cowboys-and-Indians antics have rarely been more antic than they are in "Bone Tomahawk," a gleefully grisly genre gazpacho that matches a rousing sense of Old West derring-do to a comic sensibility as dark as chewing tobacco--and at least as much of an acquired taste.
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.
Second, it's difficult to realize when you're being educated in a taste--in which case, an acquired taste can be a surprise and have the effect on consciousness of a discovery taste.
But Jeeves and Wooster is an acquired taste - a bit like Marmite one might say, and one that didn't sit well with me.
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.
Sitting down and enjoying a good, tight essay, we can confidently say, is 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.
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