warm up to (someone or something)

warm up to (someone or something)

To slowly begin to like someone or something. I'm not aloof, it just takes me a while to warm up to new people.
See also: to, up, warm
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

warm up to someone or something

Fig. to become more fervent and earnest toward someone, something, or a group; to become more responsive and receptive to someone, a group, or something. After we talked, he began to warm up to us a little. I warmed up to the committee as the interview went on.
See also: to, up, warm
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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