A Shot In The Arm

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A Shot In The Arm (Idiom)

The phrase “a shot in the arm” means “a stimulus”; originally this meant a stimulus from the injection of narcotic or medicinal drugs

  • (Lit.) an injection of medicine. The doctor administered the antidote to the poison by a shot in the arm.
  • (Fig.) a boost or act of encouragement. The pep talk was a real shot in the arm for all the guys. The good test grade was a shot in the arm for Gary.
  • (Fig.) a drink of liquor. I could use a little shot in the arm. How about a little shot in the arm, bartender?

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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Popeye gets a shot in the arm as he eats spinach

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