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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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Before Gary Megson dragged the Baggies up by their boot-straps - and before current owner Jeremy Peace got his hands on the club - the first team trained on a mudheap of a pitch at the back of the Halfords Lane stand.
It was, after all, an era where the pair did more than most to rebuild a troubled club and lift it up by their boot-straps.
CUNA Mutual Group Chief Economist Dave Colby said the Bank of America $5 monthly fee for debit card use "may be the catalyst for the pull yourself up by your own boot-straps recovery."
"Expecting people in places like Merthyr or Blaenau Gwent to pull themselves up by their boot-straps or get on the next bus to find work, without anything like the public investment Cardiff has enjoyed is unrealistic and naive."
"Everton are such a big club it also tends to get a bit overlooked that since taking over he has really lifted the club up by its boot-straps.
"Everton are such a big club it also tends to get a bit overlooked that, since taking over, he has really lifted the club up by its boot-straps.
The split between the two great powers in racing is hard on Mulhern because she has set about pulling Goffs up by its boot-straps since taking over as chairman at the start of the year.