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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