fill (one's) boots

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fill (one's) boots

1. To take or obtain as much of something as one can. Primarily heard in UK. Since that store announced its going-out-of-business sale, customers have been filling their boots with formerly overpriced housewares.
2. To replace one in some role; to take over for one in some position. You do so much for the company that I don't see how anyone could fill your boots.
See also: boot, fill

fill your boots

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you fill your boots with something valuable, you get as much of it as you can. The fight has attracted a lot of people to the area, and traders have been filling their boots.
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fill your boots

take full advantage of an opportunity to benefit yourself. British informal
2001 Sunday Herald By April 7, the Pitman factor will have reduced his price to about 12/1 so go on, fill your boots.
See also: boot, fill

fill somebody’s ˈboots/ˈshoes

do somebody’s job in a satisfactory way when they are not there: Mr Carter is retiring and we need a new director to fill his shoes.
See also: boot, fill, shoe
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Now Joe Root and co will have one thing on their mind in the Caribbean filling their boots.
Your Twitter and Facebook messages: Coventry students a goldmine for landlords That's why real Coventry people go homeless as the greedy landlords are filling their boots from the students Dave Hardy This is the exact reason why Cov Uni are developing so much accommodation for their students...
While ordinary working folk are still being hammered by this Coalition government, MPs are still filling their boots with unlimited expense claims totalling PS95m at the last count.
Boss David Michels said gamblers had been filling their boots since the summer - and hitting Ladbrokes' profits.
However, he was always going to tire in the closing stages, and you just knew the more educated layers would be filling their boots. Hadath, the eventual winner, traded at a high of 15 in running.
Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, says that "greedy MEPs and EU elite are filling their boots while Athens is burning".
Camelot runs the Lottery very well - but their shocking greed in filling their boots with YOUR cash makes us all sick.
In my local area, Whickham, we have seen large gardens with wonderful trees and hedgerows supporting numerous sorts of wildlife, ripped out to satisfy house builders who have been filling their boots for years to the detriment of Whickham.