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    give you a lift at work

    This training program will give you a lift at work, (here is a blank in which is required the phrase 'as well as') increase your income by 40%.

    This sentence is taken from one of our test papers. I thought the underlined part meant either 'make you happier at work' or 'make you better at work'. Am I right? Does 'give you a lift' mean other things besides 'give you a ride'?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: give you a lift at work

    It also means 'Give you a helping hand'.

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    #3

    Re: give you a lift at work

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Does 'give you a lift' mean other things besides 'give you a ride'?
    Yes- it can mean a boost/raise your spirits/imrpove, etc.

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    Re: give you a lift at work

    Another way of saying this - taken from an actual conversation with my manager - is 'This [temporary assignment to another group] will give you a shot in the arm' [=an 'injection' of higher morale]

    b
    PS Occasionally I was given a lift at work - going to a pub at lunchtime - but 'give a lift' in the transport sense usually collocates with to or from - also occasionally after (in, for example, 'Could you give me a lift home after the party?'

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