We're fairly all aware of 'Marmite' – love it or hate it. As in "X's music is Marmite". Or 'a Marmite thing'.

But what would be a similar way to describe something that you start off hating, but grow to love – or vice versa?


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X's music is a grower.

X's music grows on you.

From Collins


  1. a piece of music that is initially unimpressive but becomes more enjoyable after further hearings
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    "a grower" is a slang neologism. Not rejecting it, however, just pointing that out that many people wouldn't know what that meant. There is the long-standing form, "his music grows on you" as you say, which is more widely used and known.
    – TimR
    Commented Aug 3, 2023 at 10:50

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