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What does float one's boat mean?



 
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What does float one's boat mean? #1 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 17:20 pm   What does float one's boat mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #737 "Boat/Sailing Common Phrases (1)", question 10

I don't really like techno music but Tim really likes it. Whatever ......... his boat, I guess. I'm happy as long as he's happy.

(a) ships
(b) jumps
(c) sinks
(d) floats

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #737 "Boat/Sailing Common Phrases (1)", answer 10

I don't really like techno music but Tim really likes it. Whatever floats his boat, I guess. I'm happy as long as he's happy.

Correct answer: (d) floats
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What does float one's boat mean? #2 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 19:50 pm   What does float one's boat mean?
 

Hi,

The expression 'whatever floats your boat' means 'whatever you like - whatever you find interesting.'

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