fancy (one's) chances

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fancy (one's) chances

To think that one is likely to succeed. I fancy my chances in the competition because I know I can run faster than the other girls.
See also: chance, fancy

fancy someone's chances

to have confidence in someone's [including one's own] ability to be successful. We all think she will refuse to go out with him, but he certainly fancies his own chances. The other contestants are so talented that I don't fancy his chances at all.
See also: chance, fancy

fancy your (or someone's) chances

believe that you (or someone else) are likely to be successful.
See also: chance, fancy

fancy your/somebody’s ˈchances

(informal) think, often wrongly, that you will be successful; be confident about what you/somebody can do: He fancies his chances as a racing driver, even though he has hardly ever driven a racing car.‘Do you think he’ll win?’ ‘No, I don’t fancy his chances at all.’
See also: chance, fancy
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TOUGH ONE Pardew doesn't fancy his chances v Allardyce
If Anelka does fail to recover from his gashed knee, then Saido Berahino will fancy his chances of playing against the Reds.
Unless his game improves rapidly, I think anyone in the European team would fancy his chances against him.
It has taken time for Troicki to deliver on his undoubted potential but, having beaten Robredo - a four-time quarterfinalist at Roland Garros - he will fancy his chances of advancing to the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time.
With Roger Federer dispatched from his half of the draw on Thursday, the Scot will now fancy his chances of making a first Masters final tomorrow.
Proteas fast bowler Makhaya Ntini claimed eight wickets during the last Test match on this ground and, with the pitch likely to deteriorate as the day progresses, will fancy his chances of adding to his haul of wickets if required.
Proteas fast bowler Makhaya Nitini calimed eight wickets during the last Test match on this ground and, with the pitch likely to detericrate as the day progresses, will fancy his chances of adding to his haul of wickets if required.
The reverse fixture at Ibrox ended in a comprehensive 4-0 victory for Walter Smith's side, with Kris Boyd (left) among the goal scorers - and the deadly hitman will fancy his chances of adding to his tally at Fir Park tomorrow.
Henman will fancy his chances for the rest of the week if he competes as he did against the 22-year-old Davis Cup player from Russia, although he now comes face-to-face with his nemesis Sebastien Grosjean, the Frenchman who beat him in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon this summer.
Stevens will fancy his chances of making more progress when he meets world No 53 Mark Selby, yesterday's shock winner over Paul Hunter.
It may be wise to take an early price because if his new owners, notorious for landing a few big gambles, fancy his chances, then he could well go off a fraction of the price.
But the 25-year-old, who is hoping to claim the French Open title for the first time, will fancy his chances of finishing off Russell when they resume today.
He's still one of the leading English scorers in the League and he will fancy his chances against the Watford back-line today.
Henman will fancy his chances alongside Rusedski today and against the erratic Muller on the final day.
With Welsh maiden Stuart Manley topping the leaderboard, three shots clear of Karlsson, the OOM champion-elect will fancy his chances of claiming the first prize.