take (someone's) fancy

take (someone's) fancy
take/tickle (someone's) fancy informal if something takes someone's fancy, they suddenly think it seems interesting.

She's got enough money to buy whatever takes her fancy.


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  • take someone's fancy — To attract someone mildly in some way ● fancy * * * take/catch/someone’s fancy informal phrase if something takes or catches your fancy, you like it, or you want to have or do it I looked at quite a few dresses, but nothing really took my fancy …   Useful english dictionary

  • take someone's fancy — ► take someone s fancy appeal to someone. Main Entry: ↑fancy …   English terms dictionary

  • take (or catch) someone's fancy — appeal to someone. → fancy …   English new terms dictionary

  • tickle (someone's) fancy — take/tickle (someone s) fancy informal if something takes someone s fancy, they suddenly think it seems interesting. She s got enough money to buy whatever takes her fancy …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch someone's fancy — take/catch/someone’s fancy informal phrase if something takes or catches your fancy, you like it, or you want to have or do it I looked at quite a few dresses, but nothing really took my fancy. Thesaurus: to be or look attractivesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • fancy — ► VERB (fancies, fancied) 1) Brit. informal feel a desire for. 2) Brit. informal find sexually attractive. 3) regard as a likely winner. 4) imagine. 5) used to express surprise: fancy that! …   English terms dictionary

  • fancy — I UK [ˈfænsɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms fancy : present tense I/you/we/they fancy he/she/it fancies present participle fancying past tense fancied past participle fancied ** 1) British informal to want to have or do something What do you… …   English dictionary

  • fancy — fan|cy1 S3 [ˈfænsi] v past tense and past participle fancied present participle fancying third person singular fancies [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(like/want)¦ 2¦(sexual attraction)¦ 3 fancy yourself 4 fancy yourself (as) something 5¦(think something will be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fancy — fan|cy1 [ fænsi ] adjective * ▸ 1 with lots of decorations ▸ 2 complicated/difficult ▸ 3 intended to impress ▸ 4 expensive/fashionable ▸ 5 prices: too high ▸ 6 food: very good 1. ) not plain or simple but with a lot of decorations or extra parts …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • take — 1. verb 1) she took his hand Syn: lay hold of, get hold of; grasp, grip, clasp, clutch, grab Ant: give 2) he took an envelope from his pocket Syn: remove …   Thesaurus of popular words

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