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.
See also: boat, float

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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FLOATS OUR BOAT: Feels pretty strong and bouncy, kept its shape all day and it's perfect for a small outdoor space.
FLOATS OUR BOAT: Would be best used for keeping beers cool as too cramped to use as a pool.
FLOATS OUR BOAT: Walls are strong enough to sit on.
FLOATS OUR BOAT: Seats and cup holders make this a great choice.
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This show floats our boat and we can't wait to watch the sailing stars visit more places of historical interest.