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
References in classic literature ?
Vronsky's mother, on hearing of his connection, was at first pleased at it, because nothing to her mind gave such a finishing touch to a brilliant young man as a liaison in the highest society; she was pleased, too, that Madame Karenina, who had so taken her fancy, and had talked so much of her son, was, after all, just like all other pretty and well-bred women,--at least according to the Countess Vronskaya's ideas.
Many of the young braves sought her in marriage, but she would listen to one only--a handsome chief, who had taken her fancy some years before.
None have taken her fancy but when you look back at the iconic singers who have done Bond, she'd be in prestigious company," the Mirror quoted a source saying.
None has taken her fancy so far, says my mole, who adds: "She's now having to look at properties on neighbouring Formentera.