fancy (someone or oneself) as (something)

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fancy (someone or oneself) as (something)

To think of or envision someone or oneself in a particular way or role. Sure, I like to dance, but I don't fancy myself as a real dancer by any means. I don't fancy him as any kind of genius, although he would certainly disagree.
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fancy someone as someone or something

to imagine that someone were someone else or some particular type of person. Can you fancy her as a zookeeper? I can fancy him as a tall, dark stranger. I really don't fancy myself as a farmer.
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