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03.09.2013 03:46:43

to receive a welcome shot in the arm

 
by tina.ina
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hello everybody,

For a thesis I got to look through a couple of things and encountered the expression "to receive a welcome shot in the arm" and now wonder what this actually is supposed to mean?

Don't worry about a German translation (even though I would be happy to get one if possible), but it's really important that I at least get to understand what this means.

Thanks a lot in advance!

PS: If possible could you please add if you would consider "to receive a welcome shot to the arm" a metaphor, metonymy, or something else?

I'm pretty sure it shouldn't be taken literal here.... ;)
 
03.09.2013 16:10:42

Re: to receive a welcome shot in the arm

 
by Fishnchips
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hi tina.ina,

The phrase "a shot in the arm" is meant figuratively, and means a boost, of whatever kind. I have even seen a similar phrase used in German: "ein Vitaminstoß":

Example: [url ] http://www.welt.de/print-welt/article65 ... uropa.html [/url]

Hope this helps,
Fishnchips
 
03.09.2013 23:26:34

Re: to receive a welcome shot in the arm

 
by tina.ina
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Joined: 03.09.2013 03:44:31
Thaaaanks so much Fishnchips! This definitely helps a lot :)
 
 

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