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"a shot in the arm" in British English

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a shot in the arm

something that has a sudden and positive effect on something, providing encouragement and new activity: Fresh investment would provide the shot in the arm that this industry so badly needs.
(Definition of a shot in the arm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"a shot in the arm" in American English

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a shot in the arm

something that has a sudden, strong, positive effect on something: Winning this award has been a big shot in the arm for the students.
(Definition of a shot in the arm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a shot in the arm”
in Chinese (Simplified) 刺激因素,兴奋剂…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刺激因素,興奮劑…
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