catch (someone's) fancy

(redirected from caught their fancy)

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
References in classic literature ?
It may have happened that a flight of troubles brooding over London, and looking out for Joseph Willet, whom they couldn't find, darted down haphazard on the first young man that caught their fancy, and settled on him instead.
It was one potent threat everyone knew would be carried out if it caught their fancy.
When the actors spotted someone who caught their fancy, they brazenly used binoculars to get a closer look at the objects of their desire.
'There could be livery, our own device.' Nick could see the plan had caught their fancy, they were identifying with it.