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be fond of (someone or something)

To have an affinity for someone or something. I'm not too fond of Mike—he really annoys me sometimes. I'm cold all the time, so I'm quite fond of summer weather.
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become fond of (someone or something)

To begin to have an affinity for someone or something. Mike used to really annoy me, but I've become fond of him over the years. Don't worry, your kids will become fond of sleep as they get older, and then you won't be able to get them out of bed before 1 PM. Summer used to be my favorite season, but I've become fond of fall, what with its gorgeous foliage.
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fond of (someone or something)

Having an affinity for someone or something. I'm not too fond of Mike—he really annoys me sometimes. I'm cold all the time, so I'm quite fond of summer weather.
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fond of a drop

slang Apt to drink alcohol, especially to an excessive or habitual degree. Sure, I used to be fond of a drop, but then I went to rehab.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*fond of someone or something

liking someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) I'm fond of chocolate. Mary isn't fond of me, but I'm fond of her.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Expected to be operating by summer, the expansion will add 20,000 square feet to the Reporter's production facility in downtown Fond du Lac -- and will permit permanent production of Thomson's 27,000-circulation Sheboygan Press on offset presses.
Standing besides the Papanasini, where my father's ashes were immersed in 1991, brought back fond memories of him & our time together," Gandhi tweeted after visiting the temple here.
The beneficiaries of his activities include the Mechanical Contractors Association of America and of Wisconsin, the Fond du Lac Area United Way, the Fond du Lac Rotary Club and Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce.
"Today like many days is full of fond memories of you.
The fiber-optic system is built on the Fond du Lac Reservation and the construction is funded by a series of grants, including from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Despite the change, they grow uncontrollably fond of each other.
I have fond memories of Maerdy as a child riding the train from Porth to Maerdy station as it was then, travelling along at a gentle speed, with a big bag of Welsh cakes in hand.
According to the study, Mercury is still one of the top employers in the state of Wisconsin, now employing 3,200 people at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac.
NLB Nov penziski fond says this is a legitimate decision by the head office that isn't going to affect the fund's operations.
The process of sale of NLB Nov penziski fond's stocks will be overseen by the Agency for Supervision of the Fully-Funded Pension Insurance (MAPAS) in keeping with the Macedonian legislation, said the Agency following the announcement by NLB Ljubljana and NLB banka Skopje that 100 percent of NLB Nov penziski's fond's stocks were about to be offered for sale.
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Hometown Bank has partnered with ACH Alert to provide its customers with fraud protection using the company's PRO-TECH solution, the company said.
It is not true, as bores are fond of saying, that there isn't anything funny or great on TV any more but nor is there a guarantee that many, if any, of today's shows will have future generations still chuckling away at them.
PDSA PS30 In fond memory of Alan Mills, September 3, 2008.
Islamabad -- Significant majority (77%) of Pakistanis are fond of their names say GRF polls.
Dans le meme sens, Me Farouk Ksentini a precise que la decision du tribunal administratif [beaucoup moins que] est une mesure conservatoire qui gele la transaction jusqu'a ce que le juge se prononce dans le fond de l'affaire [beaucoup plus grand que].
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