take a shine to (one)(redirected from taking a shine to them)
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 to someoneBRITISH, 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.
take a shine totake a fancy to; develop a liking for. informal
take a shine toInformal
To like spontaneously.