shot in the arm

shot in the arm
1. n. a drink of liquor.
I could use a little shot in the arm.
How about a little shot in the arm, bartender?
2. n. an injection of narcotics. (The same as bang in the arm.)
You might say that I really needed this shot in the arm.
It’s nothing. Just a little shot in the arm.
3. n. 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.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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