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have a passion for someone or something

Fig. to have a strong feeling of need or desire for someone, something, or some activity. Mary has a great passion for chocolate. John has a passion for fishing, so he fishes as often as he can.
See also: have, passion


n. a drive-in movie theater; any place where young people go to neck, such as an area where teenagers park. (Dated but still heard.) She wanted me to drive down to the passion-pit, but I said I had a headache.
References in classic literature ?
The description given by the author of the Saxon Chronicle of the cruelties exercised in the reign of King Stephen by the great barons and lords of castles, who were all Normans, affords a strong proof of the excesses of which they were capable when their passions were inflamed.
He was a most offensive brute, though he had an extraordinary passion for Shakespeare.
Either the existence of the same passion or interest in a majority at the same time must be prevented, or the majority, having such coexistent passion or interest, must be rendered, by their number and local situation, unable to concert and carry into effect schemes of oppression.
But soon his own will created, although he did not know it, a genuine passion.
The lamp of love was burning brightly on the altar of passion, and searing the hearts of the two unfortunate sufferers.
The spirit of the trapper was roused, his pride was piqued as well as his passion.
He sat much on the roof of the tower, brooding over his thwarted passion.
But I suppose that everyone's conception of the passion is formed on his own idiosyncrasies, and it is different with every different person.
There was no truce for him now, influenced as he was by jealousy and mad passion.
And now, in token of candor, I ask you to reveal to me your chief passion," said the latter.
True, he had dreamy visions of possibilities: there is no human being who having both passions and thoughts does not think in consequence of his passions--does not find images rising in his mind which soothe the passion with hope or sting it with dread.
It was through nature, ennobled in this way by the semblance of passion and thought, that the poet approached the spectacle of human life.
Passion we have outgrown, emotion we have destroyed by analysis.
And the forbidding principle is derived from reason, and that which bids and attracts proceeds from passion and disease?
For it is to be considered that this passion of which we speak, though it begin with the young, yet forsakes not the old, or rather suffers no one who is truly its servant to grow old, but makes the aged participators of it not less than the tender maiden, though in a different and nobler sort.