shoring up

NOUN
  1. the act of propping up with shores
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How To Use shoring up In A Sentence

  • At issue is a megabuck Pentagon jet deal that could go a long way toward shoring up Boeing's bottom line.
  • Chances are that while you are there a carpenter or glazier will be at work shoring up as window or correcting a lean.
  • The irony of the Reformation was that in the name of shoring up the old order, its dogmatism unintentionally gave birth to the living traditions of civil and political liberty. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • Broken cultures therapeutically confabulate, mythologise former ways of life, and fight off meaninglessness by shoring up crumbling identities.
  • The Iranian government asserts absolute control: by taking on the intellectual and political elite sympathetic to the opposition; by asserting control over key ministries; and shoring up the alliances of its myriad armed forces including the Revolutionary Guard, the Army, the Police and the feared baseej militia. Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka Rebuffet: Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup
  • ProLogis has succeeded in shoring up its balance sheet with asset sales since late 2008, when some analysts were warning of bankruptcy. ProLogis, Blackstone Near $1 Billion Property Agreement
  • But this group must do better in shoring up a 25th-ranked run defense. Raiders have JaMarcus ... now can they improve?
  • I thought dunning Burner for wanting to raise the cap on SS withholding and then accusing her of wanting to "raise taxes" was deceptive --- especially when you consider that Ronald Reagan DOUBLED SS withholding under the guise of saving retirement money for Baby Boomers and then spent ALL of the money on his dubious military prjects and in shoring up an economy that was failing because of tax breaks for the rich. Sound Politics: Seattle Times endorses Reichert
  • Follow his advice and you'll turbocharge muscle growth, drive up your metabolism, and increase your bone density, while shoring up your joints.
  • They're perfect for shoring up unfilling salads and brothy soups, stuffing small birds and pork loins or standing in for rice in risottos. Get Your Freekeh On
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