Definition of 'acquired'
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What apparently began as a necessity in due course became an acquired taste. SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)Salt is an acquired taste and habit. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)It is an acquired taste and is said to build in flavour like a classical crescendo. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's a curious little place and an acquired taste. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Language is a structure; mastering it is an acquired skill. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For them, song is an acquired skill. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Stuff which is rather too much for most people, is an acquired taste which appeals to the lopsided and idiosyncratic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This was an acquired taste. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Using make-up is an acquired skill. The Sun (2008)Protein bars are a popular choice with body builders - although they are also expensive and some find them an acquired taste. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is an acquired taste and I quite like it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When it comes out it is, ahem, an acquired taste. The Sun (2012)Let's just say it's an acquired taste. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is true that, as a singer, he can seem an acquired taste. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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