float (one's) boat

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float (one's) boat

To make someone happy. Often used in the phrase "whatever floats (one's) boat." A: "What do you want for dinner?" B: "Whatever floats your boat, I'm not even hungry." I think this new job in the lab will really float Isabel's boat.
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float someone's boat

INFORMAL
If something floats your boat, you find it exciting, attractive, or interesting. Create a space for yourself: light candles, burn incense, run a bath — whatever floats your boat. I can see the band's appeal. But it doesn't float my boat.
See also: boat, float

float someone's boat

appeal to or excite someone, especially sexually. informal
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float somebody’s ˈboat

(informal) be what somebody likes: You can go swimming, hiking or just lie on the beach, whatever floats your boat.
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I was keen to see if The Sarah Millican Television Programme on BBC2 would float my boat.
Polished enough in parts to whet my whistle, The Poison Tree ultimately failed to float my boat.
The politician is an arachnid Trying to trap you in his web But I don't play silly games Don't wear another man's coat I take the non-committal line Don't register to vote This actually annoys them It's not what they expect I'm talking of well-known low-life Who can't command respect You may say it's undemocratic Not to use my valuable vote This the option I choose Because they don't float my boat Tut, tut, I hear you say What a stupid waste Remember imitation gems Are simply made of paste Jock Brownlee, Loxley Close, Wood End, Coventry.
But to be fair to Mingy and Gordon, Dave's proposals get more bizarre by the hour: taxing flatscreen TVs and driving to the supermarket doesn't float my boat and the Conservative Chat Show is still to come.
Happily-ever-afters don't normally float my boat, but the honey-sweet show clearly tickled a lot of less-cynical fancies.
NOW FLOAT MY BOAT Burnley boss Dyche reckons he has learnt a lot from the Boat Race
Take my hand Pat helps wife Float my boat pair tour city
But to be fair to Menzies and Gordon, Dave's proposals get more bizarre by the hour - taxing flatscreen TVs and driving to the supermarket doesn't float my boat - and the Conservative Chat Show is still to come; Hurrah
After all that it'd take more than George Lucas to float my boat.
There is always going to be someone in the world that doesn't float your boat, she doesn't float my boat.
Katy said: "I am just waiting for Mr Right to float my boat.
And as for the interior - sorry, but avocado seats, carpet and trim don't float my boat.