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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Each branch of the Chilean armed forces and the Carabineros adopted whatever weapons seem to strike their fancy without giving much thought to stardardization.
Like children, readers are likely to pick and choose those resources that strike their fancy. The parts, in the case of this book, are often more compelling than the packaged whole.
Mississippi Archaeology Q & A does what it is supposed to do--it tells us what archaeologists do, how they figure out how old things are, what they do with the objects after they study them, and, most helpfully, tells young folk how to become archaeologists if such should strike their fancy. But Peacock is able to transcend such mundane matters by his thoughtful engagement with bigger questions.
Throughout the country, collectors rummage through flea markets, haunt estate sales and antique shops and visit the memorabilia shows that now tour the U.S., searching for those special items that strike their fancy with an eye toward enhancing their personal holdings.