June 13, 2006

shore up

Posted in Idioms at 10:08 am by Feng

shore up — support [dict]

Yesterday on ITV news, some members in our research group demonstrated the cracking of the "Chip And Pin" cards issued by banks in the UK. Using the cloned card, the reporter was able to draw money from the ATM machine (from his own account). With a shivering voice, the bank spokeswoman still tried to assure the audience that the cards were safe. "Banks are fighting to shore up public confidence," the reporter commented at the end of the interview.


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