no accounting for tastes, there's

Idioms & Phrases

no accounting for tastes, there's

Individual likes and dislikes defy explanation, as in They painted their house purplethere's really no accounting for tastes. This expression, first put as no disputing about tastes, dates from the mid-1600s; the present wording was first recorded in 1794. A mid-20th-century synonym that originated in the American South is different strokes for different folks. For a far older synonym, see one man's meat.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: no
Next Definition: no buts
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for no accounting for tastes, there's
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing no accounting for tastes, there's
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature