recharge your batteries
Meaning: You recharge your batteries if you do something to regain your energy after a period of hard work.
- Vicky was really tired after organizing last month's seminar, so she's gone to one of those spa-resorts for a few days to recharge her batteries.
- What do you do when you need to recharge your batteries?
Origin: Metaphorical, and related to the fact that batteries used to power devices like mobile phones can be recharged when necessary.
Our manager has gone to recharge her batteries
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Contributor: Matt Errey