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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.
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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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Midnight Court was beginning to catch the eye as a Gold Cup horse and those who took fancy prices at about this time were increasingly happy as the horse won his next two starts and his odds tumbled.
Potentially top class, he could well justify the enterprise of those who took fancy prices for the Champion Hurdle this week.