One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An encouraging stimulus.‘the movie was a real shot in the arm for our crew’
boost, fillip, pick-me-up, tonic, stimulus, spur, push, impetus, encouragementView synonyms
- ‘Meanwhile, Science City York received a shot in the arm from the Government's improved commitment to research and development.’
- ‘‘This award is a shot in the arm but we have a long way to go,’ she says.’
- ‘Of course, the year, 1999, was a shot in the arm for the department as the Government itself declared it a ‘year of communal harmony’.’
- ‘The visitors were now seven points in arrears, 1-6 to 0-2, and badly in need of a shot in the arm.’
- ‘Maria's win at Wimbledon was a shot in the arm for women's tennis and generated real excitement.’
- ‘That should be a shot in the arm to the tourism industry.’
- ‘But now that the boom is over, the state needs a shot in the arm even more.’
- ‘A shot in the arm for North Bay will be a shot in the arm for Scarborough.’
- ‘Musically, it's a shot in the arm for Eurovision.’
- ‘The initiative received a shot in the arm with officials of various departments coming forward to coordinate the activities.’
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