English version

take a shine to somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake a shine to somebodytake a shine to somebodyinformalLIKE somebody OR something to like someone very much when you have only just met them shine
Examples from the Corpus
take a shine to somebodyIt's clear that ace coach Eddie Futch has taken a shine to him.Terry Etherton was another Californian who took a shine to the Old Pueblo.Hamish would take a shine to the duffle-coat.
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