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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?
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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]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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