fill (one's) boots

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fill (one's) boots

1. To take or obtain as much of something as one can. Primarily heard in UK. Since that store announced its going-out-of-business sale, customers have been filling their boots with formerly overpriced housewares.
2. To replace one in some role; to take over for one in some position. You do so much for the company that I don't see how anyone could fill your boots.
See also: boot, fill

fill your boots

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you fill your boots with something valuable, you get as much of it as you can. The fight has attracted a lot of people to the area, and traders have been filling their boots.
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fill your boots

take full advantage of an opportunity to benefit yourself. British informal
2001 Sunday Herald By April 7, the Pitman factor will have reduced his price to about 12/1 so go on, fill your boots.
See also: boot, fill

fill somebody’s ˈboots/ˈshoes

do somebody’s job in a satisfactory way when they are not there: Mr Carter is retiring and we need a new director to fill his shoes.
See also: boot, fill, shoe
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There is no sign of Carroll returning soon, but Allardyce has challenged the rest of his squad to fill his boots.
If I can fill his boots I would be more than happy and hopefully I can show the fans what I can do.
If he is not, then someone has got to step up in his place and try to fill his boots, which are quite large boots to fill.
TREBLE Leyton Orient (3-10), MK Dons (1-4), Shrewsbury (Evs, Coral) HOTSHOT C MacDonald (7-2 Bet365) As explained elsewhere on this page, MK Dons should be far too good for non-league opponents and Charlie MacDonald can fill his boots.
I'm ready to step up and fill his boots, definitely.
KEVIN PIETERSEN has been urged to fill his boots in Bangladesh and prove he has not lost the batting plot completely.
BC VILLA BLUES ALBION WOLVES Fabian Delph, Martin O'Neill's new pounds 6 million signing, says: I'm not the new Gareth Barry but I'll be doing my best to fill his boots.
But as it hit the skids Le Guen (right) asked for a tete-a-tete with the man who would eventually fill his boots.
The main thing that is worrying is that we do not have another proven striker to fill his boots.
Shrewsbury's top scorer Lee Steele has got his eyes on the 'O's as he looks to fill his boots again at Brisbane Road today.
But due to playing commitments, he reluctantly had to cancel, and Mick Da Silva was asked to step in and fill his boots.
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie (10) should fill his boots if he is selected to start against Ipswich tonight
He reckons five players could fill his boots but Goode, 21, in action for the leaders at Newcastle tomorrow, gets his nod.
With the Jacko-pot once again back to pounds 50 Mike Herries from Dumfries is next to try to fill his boots with my dosh.
But Diamond has stepped up to fill his boots - and vindicate his gaffer's decision to snub the cash on offer three years ago.