fancy someone's chances


fancy someone's chances
fancy someone's chances
to have confidence in someone's [including one's own] ability to be successful. •

We all think she will refuse to go out with him, but he certainly fancies his own chances.

The other contestants are so talented that I don't fancy his chances at all.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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