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    Please explain the meaning of this expression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickcerf View Post
    Please explain the meaning of this expression.
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    Do you mean "to fill someone else's boots"? I haven't heard of ... where's it gone ... oh in the title box, "to fill one's boots".

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    "Go on, fill your boots." Is that what you mean? This is an expression meaning take as much as you want/indulge yourself as much as you want.

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    G'day matey

    We use the expression "fill your boots" a lot in the Australian Defence Force. We say it as a means to go ahead. I had a look around at the origin of the meaning and apparently it comes from English Cavaliers (timeframe ??) and it supposedly refers to a time when cav were drinking and instead of getting up after drinking to piss they would fill their thigh high boots instead, Hence "fill your Boots" its your call etc. There is also a refence to a HMS boat where the "boot" is a drinking cup? and when rations of rum were provided sailors were told to "fill your boots" anyhow these days we use it as " go for it" or "if you want to" implying that the pissin in boots is probably the original meaning! Any how believe what you want choose one and "Fill ya boots Bloke" Browndog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browndoggy101 View Post
    G'day matey

    I had a look around at the origin of the meaning and apparently it comes from English Cavaliers (timeframe ??) and it supposedly refers to a time when cav were drinking and instead of getting up after drinking to piss they would fill their thigh high boots instead, Hence "fill your Boots" its your call etc.
    If you mean cavaliers as in, "Cavaliers versus Roundheads" the English Civil War, it was 1641 to 1651.
    The cavaliers being the Royalists who supported King Charles, and the Roundheads being the "New Model Army" under Cromwell, who supported Parliament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browndoggy101 View Post
    G'day matey

    We use the expression "fill your boots" a lot in the Australian Defence Force. We say it as a means to go ahead. I had a look around at the origin of the meaning and apparently it comes from English Cavaliers (timeframe ??) and it supposedly refers to a time when cav were drinking and instead of getting up after drinking to piss they would fill their thigh high boots instead, Hence "fill your Boots" its your call etc. There is also a refence to a HMS boat where the "boot" is a drinking cup? and when rations of rum were provided sailors were told to "fill your boots" anyhow these days we use it as " go for it" or "if you want to" implying that the pissin in boots is probably the original meaning! Any how believe what you want choose one and "Fill ya boots Bloke" Browndog
    Fabulous explanation. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browndoggy101 View Post
    G'day matey

    We use the expression "fill your boots" a lot in the Australian Defence Force. We say it as a means to go ahead. I had a look around at the origin of the meaning and apparently it comes from English Cavaliers (timeframe ??) and it supposedly refers to a time when cav were drinking and instead of getting up after drinking to piss they would fill their thigh high boots instead, Hence "fill your Boots" its your call etc. There is also a refence to a HMS boat where the "boot" is a drinking cup? and when rations of rum were provided sailors were told to "fill your boots" anyhow these days we use it as " go for it" or "if you want to" implying that the pissin in boots is probably the original meaning! Any how believe what you want choose one and "Fill ya boots Bloke" Browndog
    I hadn't heard that one; I thought it was what pirates did when there was too much booty (I mean 'captured treasure' - the near-pun is distracting) to carry by hand.

    Whatever the source, it's very popular with cricket commentators - when batsmen take advantage of weak bowling.

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    hi to every one

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorray View Post
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    Actually there's a thread were you can introduce yourself but it's not this one. ;)

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