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take an interest in (someone or something)
To be or become concerned with, curious about, or interested in someone or something. John's really taken an interest photography lately. I'm not sure why the boss has taken such an interest in the intern—she seems to see some great potential in her that I don't. The president has reiterated that the government will not be taking an interest in any foreign country's business in the future unless it is directly related to our own.
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take an interest in someone or something
to become concerned or interested in someone or something. Do you take an interest in your children? You should take an interest in everything your child does.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
take an interest
1. Be concerned or curious, as in She really takes an interest in foreign affairs, or I wish he'd take an interest in classical music.
2. Share in a right to or ownership of property or a business, as in He promised to take an interest in the company as soon as he could afford to.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.