Idiom: "Beef it up"


A few days ago, or rather a few posts ago, Alan used the idiom “Beef it up” somewhere. As ill luck would have it, I haven’t so far been able to find the meaning of this expression anywhere. Could you please help me with its meaning and use? I could not find it on Google either!


beef something up - phrasal verb, [M] INFORMAL
to make something stronger or more important:

We need to find some new players to beef up the team.
The company has plans to beef up its production.
Your report on the new car park is fine, but why don’t you beef it up a bit with some figures?

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary)