a passing fancy

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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
'Germaine.' But 'George' reminds me of old times." 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."
But he may have just enough for a passing fancy. Therefore profit by it.
While scores of tourist coaches can be seen parked a matter of yards from its front door, this place is playing fair and square to its local clientele before trying to land any passing fancy. And, from the look of the joint at Sunday lunchtime, the regulars appreciate it.
Touching women's hearts and treating them the right way is no passing fancy for a creative agency called Fancy.
Music labels see each artist as a sort of fashion trend that either sticks to an era, or just another passing fancy. Not everyone can get a producer willing to invest in their talent.
Is Katie's summer romance just a passing fancy for Charlie?
Suspicion of the change and any hidden motivations are expressed at first, but then accepted and praised by other world leaders as they see, by the consistent good effort and actions of America, that this is not just a passing fancy, but a permanent change of heart and unfailing policy.
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.
They understood the secular change to the advertising model that too many of us dismissed as another cycle or passing fancy.
Virgo IF YOU could tear yourself away from lf a working matter, you might find someone has more than a passing fancy. Balance your professional life with some a romant can't, Mars t creativ get inv activity on the romantic front.
For those who think that the world of fashion and footwear is but a passing fancy for Mr.
Surely by now he should have picked up on how NOT to end up with another girlfriend (or passing fancy) up the duff.