have an appetite for

have an appetite for something

1. Lit. to have a desire to eat something in particular. I have an appetite for a nice big steak.
2. Fig. to have a desire to have, see, hear, etc., something. Bobby has a big appetite for sports and activity. Bob has no appetite for violence on television.
See also: appetite, have
References in classic literature ?
For my part, I'm a savage beast, and have an appetite for all sorts of poor little living creatures, from a chipmunk to fat babies.
Simms continues, "If two consumers in the same region both have an appetite for scrap, there's only so much scrap available in a region or available to move into a region.