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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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We no longer need to paint ourselves as a region hauling itself up by the boot straps.
He pulled up the party by its boot straps from a derisory representation at Westminster to 62 Members.
BILL Quay are gradually hauling themselves up by the boot straps after a run of three successive defeats in May left them staring into the relegation abyss.
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.
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.
Instead he's dragged the club up by the boot straps and given every one a nasty shock.
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.
M&S, which has managed to pick itself up by the boot straps, is about to launch a fresh strategy led by weird and wonderful technology.