catch (someone's) fancy

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catch (someone's) fancy

To be appealing or pleasant to someone; to be intriguing or of interest to someone. A: "Do you want to go to a movie later on?" B: "I don't know, there's nothing that really catches my fancy in theaters right now." I'm not going to declare my major until I've had a couple years in college to see what ends up catching my fancy.
See also: catch, fancy
References in classic literature ?
Collins's pretty friend had moreover caught his fancy very much.
Uncle Henry decided that he would first take a bath and then dress himself in a blue satin suit that had caught his fancy.
And as he delivered his instructions to those within, a silent listener crouched without his tent, waiting for the time when he might enter in safety and prosecute his search for the missing pouch and the pretty pebbles that had caught his fancy.
Several weeks went by, during which Martin Eden studied his grammar, reviewed the books on etiquette, and read voraciously the books that caught his fancy.
All of these he examined, but the pictures caught his fancy most, though the strange little bugs which covered the pages where there were no pictures excited his wonder and deepest thought.
Once I had to use actual force to prevent him from buying a phaeton at a price of seven hundred francs, after a vehicle had caught his fancy in the Palais Royal as seeming to be a desirable present for Blanche.
Our dad used to sing it every Christmas as he walked around Stockton market, along with a bag of hot chesnuts and anything else that caught his fancy to eat back in the day.
Luckily, hockey caught his fancy at roughly the same time.
They applaud his Champagne habits, 48-hour-long parties and the time he spent pounds 30,000 on a chandelier that caught his fancy in the luxurious Four Seasons hotel in Paris, then dismantled it to decorate his Christmas tree.
18 (ANI): Believe it or not, new USPGA champion Ye Yang was headed towards becoming a bodybuilder before golf caught his fancy.
Since the malodorous bras caught his fancy, Miller has written more than 500 strips chronicling the hapless but well-intentioned Joe, and Monkey, who serves as a combination foil, oracle and confessor.
It's really as if he was walking or driving through quiet streets and saw something - a dog or someone walking down the street who caught his fancy - and he photographed them, but they're all very incidental as opposed to Winogrand's and Arbus','' says Judith Keller, curator of the exhibit.
The fact that the strings can be plucked or stroked with a bow also caught his fancy, as did the performing styles of noted violinists he has studied, he said.
In 1994, Lucas said that he made no conscious decision to give up directing and would return to it if and when a particular project caught his fancy.