"Gen up"

Amy B amyb_short at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 1 16:11:55 UTC 2001

>Dick Heaberlin wrote:
> > On NPR news this morning, I heard the reporter say something like "Bush
> > trying to "gen up" support for his tax cut." I had never before heard
> > expression. Is it familiar to the rest of you?

I don't know if it's the same thing or not, but I distinctly remember an
aunt, among others (early-mid 60s, western Kentucky), who used an expression
that sounded like "gen up" -- which translated into something like
"motivate" or "to get motivated."

Amy Burns Short
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