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British pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ ʃˈaɪn tʊ ˌɛsbˈiː slˈaʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
American pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ ʃˈaɪn tʊ ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
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to start having feelings of attachment or fascination toward someone or something

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to [take] a shine to {sb/sth} definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "take a shine to somebody or something" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom is believed to have originated in American English during the 19th century. The phrase "take a shine" is a colloquial expression that uses the word "shine" metaphorically to indicate a sudden attraction, fondness, or liking. It is used to express an immediate liking, attraction, or fondness for someone or something. It indicates that you have developed a positive impression or connection in a relatively short period of time.

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Mark takes a shine to the new restaurant in town and becomes a regular customer, trying out various dishes from their menu.
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