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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A LOT of people might think we've missed our chance against West Ham but I fancy our chances of going down there in the replay and beating them.
Last night Wilkin said: "I'm delighted that we've got a home tie, which is the most important thing for me, and we'll fancy our chances at the Racecourse against either Stevenage or Maidstone.
Fancy our chances in the FA Cup as the year ends in one!
'If we fancy our chances in the World Hurdle - and I've no doubt he's up to that class - we want to be near enough winning this, getting 8lb from Punchestowns.
Keane (left) said: "We've got a chance here at the Lane in the replay, and at home we fancy our chances against anyone."
The 22-year-old full-back said: "It's always going to be a difficult game against Hearts but we fancy our chances.
He said: "I commented before the Chesterfield game that we fancy our chances against anyone at Victoria Park, but I want us to fancy our chances against anyone away from home as well.
"Most home teams fancy their chances and I fancy our chances against any team that wants to come here and have a go.
With Manchester United and Sunderland losing, that makes things easier but I fancy our chances against anybody with this side,'' he said.
``It's a 38-game season, and if we can hang on in there until the back end, we fancy our chances.''
Utterson said: "It will be tough at Northampton, but there is every reason for us to fancy our chances."
"It is in our own hands and we have to fancy our chances. All the teams around us in the table still have to come to our place."
"We are 1-1 at the end of the first day and we are unbeaten in the doubles, so we fancy our chances."
Henman polished off an opponent ranked 880 places beneath him 6-3 6-3 6-2 and said: 'We are 1-1 at the end of the first day and we fancy our chances in the doubles.'
Villa, Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle and Chelsea - we will all fancy our chances of taking the title away from Old Trafford once the curtain goes up on the new season this afternoon.