rub off on

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rub off on (third-person singular simple present rubs off on, present participle rubbing off on, simple past and past participle rubbed off on)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive, of behavior, beliefs, etc.) To be acquired by or transferred to (someone) as a result of regular exposure.
    The hippie way of life seems to have rubbed off on him, as he's a flower power aficionado.

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