fillip ( fillips plural ) If someone or something gives a fillip to an activity or person, they suddenly encourage or improve them.
WRITTEN n-count usu sing, oft N to/for n
The news gave a fillip to the telecommunications sector...
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary
n goad, incentive, prod, push, spice, spur, stimulus, zest
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