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)
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
- 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.