passing fancy


: a liking that lasts only a short time
a passing fancy for the boy next door

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Recent Examples on the Web Jimmy Butler got his passing fancy on, closing with 22 points and 12 assists. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 4 May 2022

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“Passing fancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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