Cliche of the Week 112 – A shot in the arm

October 9, 2012 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

The economy and life generally need a kick start, a sudden and decisive shot in the arm to boost sentiment and wellbeing.

Sport and politics regularly get a shot in the arm, mainly in newspaper pages in the United States and Britain, followed by India.

Is there a sporting team that doesn’t need a shot in the arm or a political party seeking a few poll points or a household budget dreaming of a home loan rate cut?

“The win was a real shot in the arm for an under-fire Saints side who can end County’s unbeaten run.” (The Daily Express, September 22)

“While the state’s take from an expansion of gambling is a matter of some conjecture, Prince George’s, by hosting a casino, would be more assured of the shot in the arm that new revenue provides.” (The Washington Post, September 23)

“The intraday rally in Indian equities got a shot in the arm after the Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav laid to rest the fears of mid-term elections.” (The Economic Times, India, September 22)

“A boost in automobile sales also provides a shot in the arm for the broader economy.” (The Salt Lake Tribune, September 21)

Cliché of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays. Clichés in the media are tracked across the world using Factiva and Dow Jones Insight.

Chris Pash’s book, The Last Whale , a true story set in the 1970s, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008.

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