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
References in classic literature ?
It took his fancy immensely, and he put it on his mantlepiece as an article of virtue, so it was rather a failure after all.
He was like a leopard stretched out along a low-lying tree limb, lazily ready to reach down for anything that took his fancy," she added.
When he spotted a girl who took his fancy he tried to stick his tongue down her throat but was dragged away by friends who carried him into the toilets and forced his head under a tap.
Guinness tasted a whole range of local brews on his trip between London and Holyhead, but it was the black wine that took his fancy, It is what was to become Guinness.
Chris then nipped over the road to another antiques store for more loading activity, and this time a children's abacus took his fancy - but when he tried to pay with a SUITCASE full of dosh he was stopped in his tracks.