English version

a shot in the arm

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha shot in the arma shot in the armCONFIDENTsomething that makes you more confident or more successful 🔊 The new factory will give the local economy a much-needed shot in the arm. shot
Examples from the Corpus
a shot in the armThe new factory will give the local economy a real shot in the arm.Coming back will be a shot in the arm.In 1922 it received a shot in the arm through a large subsidy from the Central Committee.It now had the effect of a shot in the arm.It was like a shot in the arm for us, and our tiredness fell away.On the Conservative side, the decision of Callaghan not to hold an election came as a shot in the arm.
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