would like (to have) (something)

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would like (to have) (something)

A polite way of expressing one's desire or preference for something. A: "Yes, sir, what can I get for you?" B: "I'd like a gin and tonic, please." She said she would like to have a house closer to her office, but the rents are far too expensive in the city.
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would like (to have) someone or something

to want someone or something; to prefer someone or something. I would like to have three cookies. I would like a piece of cake.
See also: like
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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