grow on:To become increasingly more important, dear, acceptable or attractive to.
(3) Agatha Floud (Lucille Ball) to the butler Humphrey Brinstead (Bob Hope) in Fancy Pants (1950):
-- Agatha: ' The first time I saw you I said to myself: 'Here's a dirty , low-down, lilly-livered coyote . Then, as I got to know you better, I figured you for a filthy, sneaking rat .'
-- Humphrey: ' I grow on people like that .'
See Also: aging, gerascophobia, gerontophobia, grow a tail, pitch a tent
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