take a shine to (someone or something)

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take a shine to (someone or something)

To have or develop a fondness or preference for someone or something; to be attracted to or desire someone or something. 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! I've used PCs all my life, but I've really taken a shine to Macs after using one in my new job.
See also: shine, take

take a shine to someone

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you take a shine to someone, you like them when you first meet them, often in a romantic way. Jack took a shine to one of Molly's pretty cousins. Laura took a shine to her and immediately offered her the job.
See also: shine, someone, take

take a shine to

take a fancy to; develop a liking for. informal
See also: shine, take

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 to

Informal
To like spontaneously.
See also: shine, take