Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) improve or increase something
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    • boost sales/morale/chances
  • Analysis

    When something is given a 'boost', it improves in performance or outcome. You can 'boost sales', or 'boost the quality' of something - and, of course, you can 'Boost a Post' on Facebook. This action is designed to increase the reach of the post and improve its performance in terms of recognition. A person can be given a 'boost of confidence', or you can say that something 'boosted your confidence'. This means that it made you feel better about yourself and improved your outlook for the future.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The convincing win, after a run of heavy defeats, really helped to boost the morale of the team and gave them a lot of confidence going into their next match.
    2. The donation the company made to our organisation really boosted us in terms of reaching our target.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The company's ambitious and costly advertising campaign succeeded in boosting flagging sales of the product.
    2. I wasn't expecting much when I first applied for the job, but I think that my performance in the interview has really boosted my chances of getting it.
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