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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EastEnders is floating my boat again and the two-hander between Max and Stacey (Thursday, BBC1, 8pm) will be worth tuning into while Girls On the Frontline (Thursday, BBC3, 9pm) looks like must-see TV, following the girl soldiers out in Afghanistan.
NEW singer Lenka is really floating my boat with her new track The Show - and it''s not just me who thinks she rocks.