take a shine to
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Related to take a shine to: come in handy, bevy of beauties, in droves, in line with, worse for wear, take account of, so much for
take a shine to (one)
To have or develop a fondness or preference for someone; to be attracted to or desire someone. It seems the boss has taken a shine to you, kid. You should start seeing some more work headed your way! I think Jennifer has taken a shine to my friend Tommy, so I'm going to try to set them up on a date!
take a shine totake a fancy to; develop a liking for. informal
take a ˈshine to somebody/something(informal) begin to like somebody/something as soon as you see/meet them/it: I think you’ll get the job — they seemed to take quite a shine to you.
take a shine toInformal
To like spontaneously.