to account for taste(s)

= to account for preference(s) искать, давать рациональное объяснение симпатиям и антипатиям

One cannot account for tastes. / There's no accounting for taste. — О вкусах не спорят.

Have you seen the man she married? It shows that there's no accounting for preferences. — Ты видела, за кого она вышла замуж? Вот уж поистине: любовь зла, полюбишь и козла


Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

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