a shot in the arm


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a shot in the arm

a strong positive influence Winning this award is a big shot in the arm for our students.
See also: arm, shot

a shot in the arm

  (informal)
if something gives you a shot in the arm, it gives you encouragement or energy The opening of a new research centre will give a much-needed shot in the arm for science in Britain.
See also: arm, shot
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