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.
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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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If sailing on a super-sized ship doesn't float your boat, try one of Intrepid Travel's new launched 2018 Adventure Cruises and you can expect to sail with an average of 30 fellow travellers.
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IF YOU'RE looking for a home with a difference, this rather quirky residence at Liverpool Marina may float your boat.
If hobbits, newsreaders and Christmas angels don't float your boat, Fill The Void is the only movie worth catching.
This show offers many things: entertainment and education, but if that doesn't float your boat, at least we get to see Michael Grade in drag.
But if high-end musical magic doesn't float your boat the Grand Scenic is still a hugely capable and versatile compact seven-seater.
If you're a fan of underwater life, the aquatic blue bathroom should float your boat, but if you're more interested in all that lives outside, an individual landscaped garden with decorative paved patio area and chipping stone border at the rear of the property is the perfect to place to observe wildlife and while away the hours.
And if that's not enough to float your boat, Rob is joined by a host of famous faces each week, and jumps at the chance to sing alongside top musical guests and showcase his skills as a potentially chart-topping music artist.
If story-driven chillers float your boat, a trip to Bright Falls will be one visit you never forget.
You can climb aboard the Edwardian Express apartment or float your boat in The Cruise.
Even if you don't plan to weather the flurry of gay ski week activities--from fully costumed slalom races to in-lodge dance-a-thons--Tahoe can float your boat throughout the season.
HERE'S a parade of sizzling talent that's guaranteed to float your boat.
Neither will float your boat, but with little expectations, they shouldn't disappoint you, either.
However if green and leafy food doesn't float your boat then you could always try the Safeway Eat Smart range, which has been given a facelift in time for the summer months.
If the sights of a "single nostril" central grille and wide-eyed twin headlamps float your boat, then Seat is hoping the revised Arosa is high on your shopping list.