tickle one's fancy

tickle one's fancy

Appeal to one, be to one's liking, as in That joke tickled my fancy. This term uses fancy in the sense of "liking" or "taste." [Second half of 1700s]
See also: fancy, tickle
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OK, the cricket's been a write-off but there's been plenty of football and rugby to tickle one's fancy and the World Darts Championship never disappoints.