pretty Fanny's way

pretty Fanny's way
капризы, причуды, сумасбродные выходки (к которым относятся снисходительно) [выражение создано ирландским поэтом Т. Парнеллом (Th. Parnell, 1679-1718): And all that's madly wild, or oddly gay, We call it only pretty Fanny's way]

But little did these dauntless care for the exuberant frolics of Meg's temper, which were to them only ‘pretty Fanny's way’... (W. Scott, ‘St. Roman's Well’, ch. I) — Но этим неустрашимым посетителям и дела было мало до характера Мэг, который проявлялся в многочисленных выходках. Для них они были только капризами...

Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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