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bootstrapping

[′büt‚strap·iŋ]
(electronics)
A technique for lifting a generator circuit above ground by a voltage value derived from its own output signal.
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I cannot think of two guys who have pulled themselves up by the boot straps time and time again, blue collar level superstars than Mickey Rourke and Kris Kristofferson," says Rich.
Perhaps a Sir John Harvey Jonestype character could be found to pull Royal Mail up by the boot straps.
These people who moaned about Manchester getting everything are now moaning aswe are pulling ourselves up by our boot straps and turning our fortunes around.
We no longer need to paint ourselves as a region hauling itself up by the boot straps.
Prescott has pulled himself up by his boot straps and now enjoys being the big man.
Moffett has dragged Welsh rugby up by its boot straps over the past three, dynamic years.
In turn, Croft and Kasprowicz pushed Glamorgan towards respectability, with a further 65 for the ninth wicket before Bichel plucked a caught and bowled from his boot straps to see off Croft for 59, and Kasprowicz was last man out on 33.
The site features The Ranch's new cutting edge "Custom Boot Builder Technology," which gives customers the opportunity to grab their inner cowboy by the boot straps and design their own unique pair of handmade Lucchese Classics.
Yet often for all that Gerrard rolled up his sleeves to lead by example, dragging his side up by their boot straps and demanding the men around him showed as much passion as him, the doubts were apparent - too many players not good enough for the Liverpool shirt.
A former drinker who saw her career and family life slide away as a result of the booze, she's pulled herself up by the boot straps to become one of telly's highest paid and hottest commodities.