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Develop a liking for.‘Bill's taken quite a shine to her’
- ‘Taylor had always played guitar himself and was soon on stage with the more established musicians who took a shine to him.’
- ‘He was born in a New York ghetto and seemed on the road to a life of gangs when three Canadians took a shine to him and decided to bring him back to Toronto.’
- ‘One manatee took a shine to me and wouldn't leave my end of the canoe, nuzzling up to me and trying to touch my hand.’
- ‘Mum wasn't wanting to supply such a thing naturally but she had been wondering how to wean Graham off his dummy which he still took a shine to.’
- ‘He took a shine to the boss's daughter, Jennifer, and threatened to join the French Foreign Legion if she wouldn't marry him.’
- ‘The parents took a shine to each other straight away and it was impossible to separate them because they were so much in love.’
- ‘She has brought her medals to the table and it is the Olympic ones it is impossible not to take a shine to.’
- ‘He became a volunteer in 1979 and took a shine to the diminutive station.’
- ‘But the master of the house, Mr English, was the kindest man, and he took a shine to me.’
- ‘Phil said: ‘I took a shine to Liz straight away but didn't fancy my chances.’’
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