October 20, 2006

psych up

Posted in Idioms at 11:41 am by Feng

psych up — get excited or stimulated [dict]

I attended a seminar on “how to gain a PhD”. The speaker gave very good advices on doing a PhD study, as well as pursuing a research career. He concluded his talk by urging the audience, many of whom were fresh PhD students: “Psych yourself up in the unique PhD experience.”



  1. sudhir menon said,

    Strictly speaking, psyching yourself up is similar in meaning to encouraging oneself (to meeting a challenge)

  2. Feng said,

    Thanks for clarification.

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