catch (someone's) fancy

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catch (someone'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 catches 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 catching my fancy.
See also: catch, fancy

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
References in classic literature ?
She liked Philip because he laughed with her at all the amusing things in life that caught her fancy, and above all she liked him because he was he.
Still the matter of the poor doves caught her fancy, so she would not forgo them.
However, she saw some other things which caught her fancy but she did not have money to buy them.
The hotshot actress has also been hit up with offers for Ramadan 2015 drama marathon, but nothing has caught her fancy yet.
But it's not just the chimps that caught her fancy.
She spoke quite frankly about her health issues, and with my encouragement she usually bought whatever caught her fancy, from brown diamond jewelry to tiny ceramic dolls dressed in fanciful costumes.
For the 20 women artisans from across the country who were exhibiting their best works and had waited for days for their "Michelle moment", it was an extended Diwali celebration as the First Lady bought a host of pieces which caught her fancy.
But it's not the man at her side that has caught her fancy - it's us Brits.
Blue Dog was a wandering soul, a free spirit, who could go anywhere she liked, become anyone she wanted to, assume any mood that caught her fancy.
He reported: "There were two other horses working about 400 yards from her and she was quite happy just to watch them or anything else that caught her fancy.
Journalism caught her fancy, and she ``fell in love'' with it.