earn/win my love

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I've heard the expresson "earn one's love". I understand the meaning but I wonder if it can be said instead, "win one's love". For example:

"I don't love anyone for no reason. So you'll have to earn my love."

Is it correct to say "you'll have to win my love."?

Thank you.
  • Tazzler

    Senior Member
    American English
    Yes, but to me "earn" emphasizes doing good things and treating the other person well, so it sounds strange for someone to talk about another person having to win their own (the speaker's) love.
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