have a taste for (something)

have a taste for (something)

1. To have a preference, inclination, or desire for some particular kind of food or drink. I've always had a taste for red meat, so I don't think I could ever be a vegetarian. The fact that vampires have taste for human blood is part of what makes them so scary.
2. To have a strong preference, inclination, or desire to do or acquire something. I've never had a taste for fighting of any kind, so I know I would not be suited to the army whatsoever. Tom has a real taste for these daredevil sports.
See also: have, taste