Fancy my chances - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
fancy your (or someone's) chances believe that you (or someone else) are likely to be successful.
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.’
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"I never fancy my chances
against a Sam Allardyce team because of his knowledge," said Pardew.
"There are some excellent athletes in the shortlist, but I fancy my chances
"I would certainly fancy my chances
if we get another one but I don't know if I'll get the opportunity - I might just have to let the other lads get on with it."
"Do I fancy my chances
? I always fancy my chances
, you wouldn't compete if you didn't.