Tickles our fancy - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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tickle (one'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 tickles 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 tickling my fancy.
tickle someone's fancy
to interest someone; to make someone curious. I have an interesting problem here that I think will tickle your fancy. This doesn't tickle my fancy at all. This is dull and boring.
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]
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.
References in classic literature
Dryden's poetry does not make the tears start to our eye or the blood come to our cheek, but it flatters our ear with its smoothness and elegance; it tickles our fancy
with its wit.
The film is a harmless piece of comic fluff that tickles our fancy
despite glaring shortcomings.
The House Bunny is a guilty pleasure - a harmless piece of comic fluff that tickles our fancy
despite myriad, glaring shortcomings.
uk) always tickles our fancy
- as I'm sure they will do the same for you.