One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Appeal to or excite someone, especially sexually.‘Kevin doesn't exactly float her boat’
- ‘Researching double-glazing or heating boilers may not float your boat but it should save you enough to make it worth your while.’
- ‘Jane laughed and said, ‘Whatever floats your boat.’’
- ‘But if shopping doesn't float your boat, there's some impressive architecture along this route.’
- ‘Personally, I didn't like heavy metal bands, but hey, like I always said, ‘Whatever floats your boat and sinks your ship.’’
- ‘Listen, if wearing pantyhose floats your boat and everyone is happy, good for you.’
- ‘Somehow, redecorating the entire house three times a year, putting up more bookshelves than the National Library and handcrafting a bedroom suite out of lollipop sticks doesn't exactly float my boat.’
- ‘What works for me may not be what floats your boat.’
- ‘If that's what floats your boat, go for it, but it leads us nowhere fast.’
- ‘We live in the moment; and whatever floats your boat is OK.’
- ‘‘Whatever floats your boat, sweetheart,’ he said nonchalantly.’
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