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Whatever floats your boat 随心所欲

The ferry Napoleon Bonaparte broke its moorings due to gusts of wind blowing across the South of France. It ran aground against a dock, causing a breach in the hull and flooding the ship. This caused it to list. Photo: AP/Claude Paris


It took less than three hours for the Titanic to sink after it hit an iceberg in 1912. More than 1,500 people died in the accident. For many, this event marks the passing of the Edwardian era of opulence (the first decade of the 20th century).

1912年泰坦尼克号撞上冰山后不到3小时就沉没了。1500多人在该事故中丧生。对许多人来说, 这个事件标志着繁荣的爱德华时代的消失(20世纪的前10年)。


短语 whatever floats your boat 的含义是爱做什么就做什么,随意。


It's your birthday. We can go to the theatre or have a meal in a posh restaurant. Whatever floats your boat.

Peter is a ladies' man but if you still want to go out with him, fine, whatever floats your boat!


表达 to push the boat out 通常用于庆祝活动,意思是比以往多花钱热闹一下。

We really pushed the boat out and held Mary's farewell party in one of the most expensive restaurants in town.


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