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From The Great War 1914-1918

A Boost: A raid. An attack. A heavy bombardment. As a Navy phrase: To boost – to support anything, a statement, without adequate reason. A booster – one who by false or misleading statements bolsters up a case. Originally an American colloquialism – to lift, or shove up. [1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.33.
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