recharge your batteries

This page is about the idiom recharge your batteries.

Meaning: You recharge your batteries if you do something to regain your energy after a period of hard work.

For example:

  • 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.

Quick Quiz:

Our manager has gone to recharge her batteries

a. in the battery lounge

b. in a luxury resort in Malaysia

c. in a mental health facility

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Contributor: Matt Errey