have a penchant for

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have a penchant for

Have a tendency or taste for. For example, He has a penchant for saying the wrong thing, or She has a strong penchant for baroque music. [Second half of 1600s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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