buoy up

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buoy up (third-person singular simple present buoys up, present participle buoying up, simple past and past participle buoyed up)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive, figuratively) To uplift, hearten, inspire or raise the spirits of.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To keep afloat; to provide with buoyancy.

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