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Fill your boots

Posted by JaneS on January 18, 2001

In Reply to: Fill your boots posted by ESC on January 17, 2001

: : I'm looking for the origin/meaning of this phrase. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.

: Do you mean like "filling someone's shoes," taking someone's place or role? Could you use the phrase in a sentence?

This one has two meanings I know of. 1) If the person who said it is from Newfoundland, Canada, then it means to take your fill of something, like "help yourself to as much as you want". 2) If you are making refernce to someone filling their boots, it refers to what would happen if you pooped your pants severely (from a fright), it would flow down and fill your boots.