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A very large foot or shoe. Typically used in the plural. I bet that store doesn't have shoes big enough for your battleships!

enough (something) to sink a (battle)ship

Referring to a very large quantity of something. Over the years, we've accumulated enough Christmas decorations to sink a ship. Where are we going to put them all?
See also: enough, sink

enough to sink a ship

Also, enough to sink a battleship. A more than sufficient amount, as in They brought enough food to sink a ship. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
See also: enough, ship, sink


and battleships
n. big feet; big shoes. Get those battleships off my sofa! Hasn’t he got the biggest gunboats you ever saw?
See also: gunboat


See also: battleship
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