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
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THE cast of Riverdance took their fancy footwork into Liverpool City Centre, above.
The app users can log in and post where they were and who they saw when they spotted a person who took their fancy.
When he left it in his hotel room, the apes of the Rock broke in and stole things that took their fancy - but took one look at my watch and threw it back.
They embraced and a quickly rejected an thing that took their fancy, from French philosophy to hedonistic capitalism and pseuco-revolution.
But when police kept watch on them nothing took their fancy - they left all the apartments empty-handed.
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