Definition of gin something up in English:

gin something up

phrasal verb

  • Generate or increase something, especially by dubious or dishonest means.

    ‘the trade press has ginned up a controversy’
    ‘the reason for this kind of fearmongering is obvious—it's a way to gin up support for radical reforms’
    • ‘No, it gins up bad, sick instincts in people who have these predispositions.’
    • ‘When the government gins up martial madness, it's hard to put it back in the bottle.’
    • ‘Corporate boards have essentially created what amounts to a perpetual motion pay machine that year in and year out gins up millions in executive compensation, no matter what may be happening economically in the real world.’
    • ‘As Congress gins up its attack on women's health services, another issue that affects the welfare of women has been getting far less attention.’
    • ‘He gins up voter turnout.’
    • ‘A video going viral is ginning up some over-the-top enthusiasm for trains.’
    • ‘So four days after the media ginned up this story, it's over.’
    • ‘Resentment against supposedly overpaid union workers is too easy to gin up.’
    • ‘Then someone overreacted and ginned up a phony controversy on this side of the Atlantic and now the very fabric of our culture is threatened.’
    • ‘First, he has to gin up a pretext.’
    • ‘He will use Thursday's event to gin up support via the Internet.’