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Fill (one's) boots In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "fill (one's) boots", English Idiom Dictionary (also found in Vietnamese)

Eudora Thao 2021-05-03 04:05

Meaning of Fill (one's) boots

Fill (one's) boots British informal

To take as much as one can

People tend to fill their boots, when eating at the buffet.

To replace someone's position, which comes fromt the idea that one's wearing the other person's shoes

If you do not try your best, he will fill your boots soon.

Grammar and Usage of Fill (one's) boots

Verb Forms

  • Filling One'S Boots
  • Filled One'S Boots
  • Fills One'S Boots

The verb "fill" should be conjugated according to its tense.

Origin of Fill (one's) boots

A source says that It originated with 'The Tinder-Box' by Hans Christian Anderson (1835), where the soldier not only stuffs his pockets with money but also his hat and boots.

 

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