"Gen up"

Gregory {Greg} Downing gd2 at NYU.EDU
Thu Mar 1 17:00:26 UTC 2001

Someone wrote offlist to wonder if "gin up" actually occurs with "support."
I've heard and seen it used with "support." Via LEXIS/NEXIS, note for
example (among other cites) _USA Today_, 20 August 1999, where the lead
para. reports that lobbyists are planning to "gin up support for the
Republicans' $800-billion, ten-year tax cut." Very similar wording to the
NPR quotation that began this thread.

Greg Downing, at greg.downing at nyu.edu or gd2 at nyu.edu

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