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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfillipfil‧lip /ˈfɪlɪp/ noun [singular]  CONFIDENTsomething that improves a situation or adds excitement or interest to something syn boost A cut in lending rates would give a fillip to the housing market. British athletics received a tremendous fillip when Wells won the Gold.
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fillipMergers and acquisitions gave a brief fillip to prices early in the day.Living in the château gave an enormous fillip to these aspirations.It was with a little fillip of surprise that Pascoe realized she hadn't recognized his voice.Did she only feel good because of the unexpected fillip of her highly attractive anonymous new neighbour?Yes, those ladies had given a useful fillip to his prestige.received a ... fillipIn the event, only small firms received a budget fillip.The notion of regional planning received a great fillip from Unwin's proposals for London prepared between 1929 and 1933.
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