take (one's) fancy

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take (one's) fancy

To be appealing or pleasant to one; to be intriguing or of interest to one. A: "Do you want to go to a movie later on?" B: "I don't know, there's nothing that really takes 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 taking my fancy.
See also: fancy, take

catch/take/tickle somebody’s ˈfancy

(informal) please or attract somebody: Mary seems afraid some other girl will catch Alan’s fancy.She saw that the picture had taken my fancy and insisted on giving it to me as a present.
See also: catch, fancy, take, tickle
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They think whatever they say goes, and have no qualms in bending the rules to suit whatever whim takes their fancy.
We welcome them in Ireland for rugby, golf, angling and whatever takes their fancy, and we use any excuse to visit Wales on similar trips.
The Examiner's Charity Challenge is now in its 24th year and our aim this year - as it always has been - is to sort out all the red tape and set up a wide choice of events so all charities, community groups and good causes have to do is to sign up for whichever event takes their fancy and seek sponsors.
Flexisexuals are people who flit around the Venn Diagram, experimenting with whoever takes their fancy and refusing to be bound by labels.
The experts spend their own money on anything that takes their fancy.
The rest will, one assumes, be spent on whatever takes their fancy.
Their new range allows customers to add studs, laces and fringing to any pair of shoes that takes their fancy.
Participants can then invite whoever takes their fancy to get in touch with them again.
Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) is a weekly institution in the lower House of Commons, where legislators get 30 minutes at noon every Wednesday to quiz him on any subject that takes their fancy.
Mr Saunderson, club chairman, said: "Painting days and weekends away with their easels help the members to paint a wide variety of subjects including flowers, wildlife, still life and anything else that takes their fancy.
They meet and play sexual games together and with anyone else who takes their fancy.
That could be any one of us whenever it takes their fancy.
If none of that takes their fancy, they could try one of the many classes including lessons in fruit carving.
Over the course of the movie, they rob, murder and screw whomever takes their fancy.
She said: "There are about a dozen guys who are, to this day, rich, successful players in the film industry and they look out for any girl fresh off the bus who takes their fancy.