as, whenever, etc. the fancy takes you

whenever the fancy takes (one)

Whenever one wants or feels compelled to do something. Now that you have your own car, you can go out whenever the fancy takes you!
See also: fancy, take, whenever
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as, whenever, etc. the fancy ˈtakes you

as, whenever, etc. you feel like doing something: We bought a camper van so we could go away whenever the fancy took us.
See also: fancy, take
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