fancy chances


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

fancy someone's chances

to have confidence in someone's [including one's own] ability to be successful. We all think she will refuse to go out with him, but he certainly fancies his own chances. The other contestants are so talented that I don't fancy his chances at all.
See also: chance, fancy

fancy your/somebody’s ˈchances

(informal) think, often wrongly, that you will be successful; be confident about what you/somebody can do: He fancies his chances as a racing driver, even though he has hardly ever driven a racing car.‘Do you think he’ll win?’ ‘No, I don’t fancy his chances at all.’
See also: chance, fancy