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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It is going to take time for Neil McCann's side to gel and United, with Paul McMullan in fine form, will fancy their chances of sneaking a win.
The Rams - chasing promotion back to the Premier League - will fancy their chances against the Red Devils.
OXFORD will fancy their chances of reaching the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since 1994 after last night's draw.
TOFFEES WANT KID the Toffees fancy their chances of signing him on a short-term deal.
The two sides drew 0-0 in Sunday's firstround clash at the Lamex Stadium and the Kent outfit, of the Isthmian League Premier Division, will no doubt fancy their chances in next week's replay against their League Two opponents on a 3G artificial surface.
They'll fancy their chances and it probably wouldn't be a great surprise if they got a good result - but hopefully they won't.
I think anyone in the European team would fancy their chances against him.
McIlroy had claimed any European player would fancy their chances against the struggling world No.
SHEFFIELD United will fancy their chances of reaching Wembley after Brian Howard's strike secured a 1-1 draw at Preston in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final.
Lyon will fancy their chances tonight after Barcelona's form has dipped, and after they were defeated by local rivals Espanyol at the weekend, the Catalan giants don't look as invincible as they did a month ago.
Owen will be keen to the find the back of the net once again but, with so much restlessness around the club at the moment, the visitors are sure to fancy their chances.
With a replay in the pipeline the Crombie Park side, minus several of their regular starters, will fancy their chances of progressing even without the advantage of playing at home.
Last year's Underdogs team ran Dublin close at Parnell Park and this year's bunch fancy their chances against the Kingdom.
Jim McInally's side secured a great win against Ladbrokes Premiership side Dundee in midweek and will fancy their chances against a Dumbarton team who are already out.
Mickey Harte's Red Hands will be favourites to advance but with the game to take place at Semple Stadium on Saturday, Tipperary will fancy their chances of causing an upset.