take (one's) fancy

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take (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 takes 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 taking my fancy.
See also: fancy, take

catch/take/tickle somebody’s ˈfancy

(informal) please or attract somebody: Mary seems afraid some other girl will catch Alan’s fancy.She saw that the picture had taken my fancy and insisted on giving it to me as a present.
See also: catch, fancy, take, tickle
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Paul also gave a heartwarming tribute to George with his touching rendition of the song 'Something,' which he played on the ukulele, an instrument that George had taken fancy of.
My daughter, whom I always took along, had taken fancy to a beautiful girl in the crib.
It seems Hollywood has taken fancy to the recent Foral trends.
However, it is the men who have taken fancy to the fairer sex version, riding about on sometimes pink ladies' bikes, wearing industrial ankle boots and reflector vests.
The daughter of prolific actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan and Sarika, Akshara has taken fancy to working as a director.
WHAT the surprising inability of Lewis Hamilton to surprising inability of Lewis Hamilton to clinch the Formula One title on Sunday has done for punters is to reopen the market for BBC Sports Personality of the Year award and give all those who have taken fancy prices about the other contenders the opportunity to guarantee themselves a profit by saving on the hugely-eased Hamilton at Hills' 2-5.
All the noises from Lambourn suggest that Nayef is bang on target and those who haven't taken fancy prices - not that ever were many - should have a little 9-2 for the 2,000.
Many big-time punters had taken fancy prices about her completing the ladies' double but it looks as though fortune has once again smiled on the bookies.
We are not surprised that you taken fancy to gym especially now that you are dating the popular chef, Katie.
The Big Easy's wrist woes will be of great concern to punters who have taken fancy ante-post prices about the South African star winning the US Masters, which starts in just 15 days' time.