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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.
See also: boat, float

be floating on air

To be extremely happy. I've been floating on air ever since I got engaged!
See also: air, floating, on

float an idea

To suggest something in order to gauge interest in it. Can you float the idea of closing the office early on Fridays in the summer, to see how management reacts?
See also: float, idea
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EUR25,000,000 junior super senior B secured floating rate notes due 2013, 'AAA';
Our goal is to match liabilities and assets, and the way for us to get there is to swap out floating rates for fixed rates.
20,099,000 class B7 Floating Rate Notes, Due February 2039 'BBB+';
20,099,000 class B8 Floating Rate Notes, Due February 2039 'BBB';
26,875,000 class C Deferrable Interest Floating Rate Notes Due 2047 'A+';
14,375,000 class D Deferrable Interest Floating Rate Notes Due 2047 'A';
125,000,000 class A-2B senior secured floating rate term notes due 2037 'AAA';
82,875,000 class B second priority floating rate term notes due 2037 'AA';
31,200,000 class C fourth priority floating rate capitalized interest term notes 'A+';
13,350,000 class D fifth priority floating rate capitalized interest term notes 'A';
USD195,000,000 class A-2 senior secured floating rate notes due 2051 'AAA';
USD87,500,000 class B-1 secured floating rate notes due 2051 'AA';
US$23,000,000 class D fifth priority mezzanine deferrable secured floating rate notes due 2046 'A';
27,000,000 class C-1 deferrable fourth priority mezzanine secured floating rate notes due 2037 'A-';