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recharge your batteries

This page is about the idiom recharge your batteries


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
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