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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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6 September 2010 - Swedish fund manager Nordea Fonder, part of Nordic banking group Nordea AB (STO: NDA) has bought 4.9% in biotechnology company Biolin Scientific AB (STO: BLIN), which develops analytical instruments, thus becoming the latter's third largest shareholder.
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As a result, Lannebo Fonder AB's holdings in Tikkurila Oyj exceeds the 1/20 (5%) threshold.
It also unveiled an agreement with Didner & Gerge Fonder and Swedbank Robur Fonder AB to buy all of their 12.1% of the shares and 9.8% of the votes, subject to gaining over 90% of Hoganas stock.
8 March 2013 - Didner & Gerge Fonder and Lannebo Fonder, owning together 11% of the votes and 14% of the stock of Hoganas AB (STO:HOGA-B), said today that they would oppose the buyout offer by majority owner Lindengruppen AB and Foundation Asset Management Sweden AB (FAM) for the Swedish metals powders firm.
Johan Lannebo, of Lannebo Fonder; Asa Nisell, of Swedbank Robur Fonder; Francisco De Juan, of Alantra EQMC Asset Management; Michael Green, of Handelsbanken Fonder and Jan Svensson, chair of the board of Alimak Group.
Swedish fund manager Nordea Fonder, part of Nordic banking group Nordea AB (STO:NDA), has acquired a 4.9% stake in biotechnology company Biolin Scientific AB (STO:BLIN) for an undisclosed sum, Biolin said yesterday.
Attendo's nomination committee consists of Tomas Billing, of Nordstjernan and chairman of the committee; Anssi Soila, of Pertti Karjalainen; Marianne Nilsson, of Swedbank Robur Fonder; Adam Nystrom, of Didner & Gerge Fonder and Lundahl, chairman of the company's board, as co-opted member of the nomination committee.
Sweden-based investment company AB Traction (STO:TRAC B) said on Thursday that the Swedish financial supervisory authority has approved the acquisition of fund company Thenberg Fonder.
Beijer Electronics' nomination committee members are Martin Svalstedt, of Stena Sessan and chairman of the nomination committee; Bengt Belfrage, of Nordea Fonder; Per Trygg, of SEB Fonder; Ulf Hedlundh, of Svolder AB and Elisson, chairman of the company's board.
Concentric's nomination committee, for the AGM 2019, comprises of Goran Espelund, of Lannebo Fonder and chairman of the nomination committee; Erik Durhan, of Nordea Fonder; Marianne Nilsson, of Swedbank Robur Fonder and samt Johan Strandberg, of SEB Fonder.
Axfood's nominating committee ahead of the 2019 Annual General Meeting consists of Caroline Berg ,committee chair, of Axel Johnson Aktiebolag; Liza Jonson, of Swedbank Robur Fonder; Rune Selmar, of ODIN Fonder and Johan Strandberg, of SEB Fonder.
Telia Company's nomination committee, which was established after a decision at the 2018 Annual General Meeting, consists of Daniel Kristiansson, chair, representing the Swedish state; Erik Durhan, of Nordea Fonder; Jan Andersson, of Swedbank Robur Fonder; Anders Oscarsson, of AMF and AMF Fonder and Ehrling, chair of the company's board.
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