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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FANCY yourself as the as the new lead singer in timeless West End shows such as Cats or Phantom of the Opera, wowing crowds and being a part of some of the greatest shows on earth?
If you work in a chippy and fancy yourself as cod's gift to men, then you could be the Mirror's Fit 'n' Chips face of 2008.
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If you are under 30 and fancy yourself as an entrepreneur, you will find all the help you need at Edinburgh Corn Exchange next Saturday from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.
There are five difficulty settings and three helpful lessons in each environment, but if you fancy yourself as a serious mover you must follow your character's dance steps closely and keep to the beat of the music.