whenever the fancy takes (one)

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whenever the fancy takes (one)

Whenever one wants or feels compelled to do something. Now that you have your own car, you can go out whenever the fancy takes you!
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as, whenever, etc. the fancy ˈtakes you

as, whenever, etc. you feel like doing something: We bought a camper van so we could go away whenever the fancy took us.
See also: fancy, take
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On the other hand, you can spend a whole day being chauffeured through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, stopping off here and there wherever and whenever the fancy takes you.
Superbly smooth regardless of the surface, the Lexus handles beautifully with the steering nicely balanced between effortless and sporty whenever the fancy takes you. It has been revised inside and out and retains its handsome looks despite the changes.