suit (one's) fancy

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suit (one's) fancy

To satisfy or be in line with one's tastes, preferences, interests, or desires. A trip up into the mountains would really suit my fancy. These people have so much money that they just spend their time doing whatever suits their fancies. I'm going to shopping for an outfit that will suit my fancy.
See also: fancy, suit

suit someone's fancy

to appeal to someone's imagination, fantasy, or preferences. Does this handbag suit your fancy, or would you prefer something larger? I think a big bowl of ice cream would suit my fancy quite nicely.
See also: fancy, suit
References in classic literature ?
And, in fact, we ought unwearyingly to repeat to ourselves that at such and such a time and in such and such circumstances nature does not ask our leave; that we have got to take her as she is and not fashion her to suit our fancy, and if we really aspire to formulas and tables of rules, and well, even ...