I need some help from a native speaker with the expression: take your fancy!
I'd appreciate if someone could offer me a few possible meanings or a rephrasing of it. Thanks a lot! Charmelen
Would you understand if I said, "Take your pick/take your choice"?
'fancy' is a feeling of liking or attraction, but one that is superficial, a whim** of the moment. The full sentence would be:
"Take your choice/pick of whatever you fancy/what seems good to you right now".
Instead of being strictly objective and saying, "Take your pick"/ "Choose which one",....... "take your fancy' is a light-hearted fun way of saying the same thing.
** whim: a sudden thought, idea, or desire, especially one based on impulse rather than reason or necessity
Last edited by David L.; 10-Apr-2009 at 21:50.