whatever floats (one's) boat

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whatever floats (one's) boat

Whatever makes one happy; whatever interests or excites (one). Most often heard as "whatever floats your boat." A: "What do you want for dinner?" B: "Whatever floats your boat, I'm not even hungry." Katelyn does whatever floats her boat without worrying about what other people think of her.
See also: boat, float, whatever
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whatever floats your boat

verb
See also: boat, float, whatever
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He added: "Whatever floats his boat. I don't think that's a wise move, do you?
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