every man to his taste

Cf. STATIUS Silvae II. ii. 73 sua cuique voluptas, everyone has his own pleasures; Fr. chacun à son goût, each to his taste.

1580 LYLY Euphues & his England II. 161 Betweene them it was not determined, but euery one as he lyketh.

a 1640 MIDDLETON et al. Old Law II. ii. Every one to their liking. But I say An honest man’s worth all.

1760 STERNE Tristram Shandy I. vii. I own I never could envy Didius in these kinds of fancies of his:—But every man to his own taste.

1849 BULWER-LYTTON Caxtons III. XVII. i. ‘Sheep are dull things to look at after a bull-hunt.’.. ‘Every man to his taste in the Bush.’

1929 E. LINKLATER Poet’s Pub xxvi. ‘I like fairy tales,’ said the professor... ‘Every man to his taste,’ agreed the landlord.

1986 J. SMITH Tourist Trap xviii. Tried to get me to try one, and our son and daughter-in-law too. But we wouldn’t do it. I said, ‘“Everybody to their own taste,” said the old lady as she kissed the cow.’


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