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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You can believe in whatever deity you like, go to whichever church floats your boat and practise whatever rituals you think are important - so long as what you do is not to the detriment of anyone else.
If Scottish crime floats your boat, pack Caro Ramsay's The Tears of Angels, Devil's Knock by Douglas Skelton, The Third Sin by Aline Templeton and the new paperback release of Chris Brookmyre's Dead Girl Walking.
Dirty Dancing (or Paranormal Dirty Dancing (or Paranormal Activity 3, whatever floats your boat, really), we heart this cute home popcorn set, PS10 from Sainsbury's.
All the music you see is sorted into genres, so you can still stick to dance or rock or world or whatever floats your boat.
If wooden boats are what, well, floats your boat, then you might want to sail into the ninth annual Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Festival Aug.
Listen, I met Adam in a field - whatever floats your boat.
I thought today was Whatever Floats Your Boat Day .
If that floats your boat, fine, but I reckon the only time there might be a case for taping yourself is if you're seeking to improve your sexual relationship with the help of a trained counsellor.
Depending on what floats your boat, at lunchtime we have a choice of football from Serie A, the Premier League, the SPL and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final (in terms of boat-floating, that's probably not the fixture that launched a thousand ships).
If all that floats your boat, you may like this derivative, slow-moving and convoluted Etch-a-Sketch of a film.
If it's great toe-tapping music and high-energy performances that floats your boat, then set sail on this musical extravaganza.
Get into watercolors, diving, underwater photography--whatever floats your boat.
And if it's designer shopping that floats your boat, just imagine being able to shop till you drop in six fabulous European destinations.
It's a strange idea because you don't really eat cookies at breakfast, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
IF reading is the hobby that floats your boat, you need to book a date in Cardiff Bay.