strike someone's fancy

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of strike someone's fancy

: to appeal to someone very much
  • Something about the movie really struck/caught/took their fancy.

Word by Word Definitions

strike play
  1. : to take a course : go

  2. : to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

  3. : to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. : a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

  2. : an act or instance of striking

  3. : a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

fancy play
  1. : to have a fancy (see 2fancy 1) for : like

  2. : to form a conception of : imagine

  3. : to believe mistakenly or without evidence

  1. : a liking formed by caprice rather than reason : inclination

  2. : amorous fondness : love

  3. : notion, whim

  1. : dependent or based on fancy : whimsical

  2. : not plain : ornamental

  3. : swank, posh


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