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a passing fancy

Something that captures one's interest or enthusiasm for only a brief period of time. Jim was really into learning about horticulture for a while, but it turned out to be only a passing fancy. I played a few sports during college, but they were all just passing fancies.
See also: fancy, passing
References in classic literature ?
If it were only a passing fancy or a passion, if it were only this attraction--this mutual attraction
She smiled sadly at some passing fancy or remembrance in which I was not permitted to share.
That 's not for me to say, but if it is so, it 's only a passing fancy and he 'll soon get over it.
Bluff Lake is a passing fancy for some who enjoy fishing, while others do their best to pillage the resource using multiple rods and sometimes small nets to grab fish swimming close by.
And it wasn't a passing fancy for chicken nuggets that took the 27-yearold Brummie by surprise.
For those who think that the world of fashion and footwear is but a passing fancy for Mr.
Bureaucracies of the world spend their time viewing esports as nothing but a child's passing fancy.
There are sceptics as to whether this is a passing fancy .
Around five or so years ago the Bushcraft movement appeared on the cutlery radar and industry insiders mused whether it was a passing fancy or would catch fire.
CANCER June 22- July 22 You can spend a handsome amount on a passing fancy, which you may later regret.
Above all else, favor a work that speaks to you in some way over one that might be just a passing fancy.
While trends and fads are of passing fancy, nothing says classic, timeless, boundless beauty than these six tips for your home design:
The retailers in Pakistan are increasingly aware of the shorter production lead times, proximity sourcing and quick stock replenishment strategies in the local fashion market and only the time will tell, if it is just a passing fancy or leading to more applications in digitally printed fabrics.
If you think natural and organic foods and beverages are nothing more than a passing fancy, take note: The products have seen robust growth between 2010 and 2013.
In The Casket of Passing Fancy, performers auctioned off experiences with audience members, such as a road trip to Juarez, Mexico, and the chance to get one's name tattooed on a performer's butt.