strike (one's) fancy

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strike (one's) fancy

To be appealing or pleasant to one; to be intriguing or of interest to one. A: "Do you want to go to a movie later on?" B: "I don't know, there's nothing that really strikes my fancy in theaters right now." I'm not going to declare my major until I've had a couple years in college to see what ends up striking my fancy.
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strike someone's fancy

to appeal to someone. I'll have some ice cream, please. Chocolate strikes my fancy right now. Why don't you go to the store and buy a CD that strikes your fancy?
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References in classic literature ?
For a free mountaineer to pause at a paltry consideration of dollars and cents, in the attainment of any object that might strike his fancy, would stamp him with the mark of the beast in the estimation of his comrades.
Wakefield Damon, who had a curious habit of "blessing" everything that happened to strike his fancy.
Ultimately, Harari is often effective at sometimes approaching the issues as a scientist, sometimes as a taxi driver, but the balance tips to strike his fancy.
You can try to make him laugh, But it's really much too hard, You might strike his fancy, true.
As Miller accurately observes, "he wanders in what he views as a compositional playground, choosing the elements that strike his fancy at the moment and linking them in new and sometimes whimsical combinations.