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    Default 'On your whim' equals 'to your liking'?

    Hi,
    May I, please, know a few possible combinations in which 'whim' can be used?
    I've already heard of 'as the whim takes you!'.
    Is it also right to say, 'whatever whim you have!'?!



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    Default Re: 'On your whim' equals 'to your liking'?

    I usually only hear "on a whim," like "they decided to go to Paris on a whim."

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    Default Re: 'On your whim' equals 'to your liking'?

    Not merely liking, but specifically a momentary desire. Sometimes you do things on a whim you might regret later.

    PS. Whatever your whim may be. He acted on a whim. He acted on his whim. He went wherever his whim took him. Have your whim! -- Have your way, no matter how strange I think it is. My wine whim that night was an 1888 Chateau Latour.
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    Default Re: 'On your whim' equals 'to your liking'?

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Not merely liking, but specifically a momentary desire. Sometimes you do things on a whim you might regret later.

    PS. Whatever your whim may be. He acted on a whim. He acted on his whim. He went wherever his whim took him. Have your whim! -- Have your way, no matter how strange I think it is. My wine whim that night was an 1888 Chateau Latour.
    "Have your whim! -- Have your way, no matter how strange I think it is. My wine whim that night was an 1888 Chateau Latour" These seem very unnatural to me.

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