Recharge Your Batteries Idiom

Recharge your batteries (idiom)

Look at the comic and try to guess the meaning of the idiom 'recharge your batteries.'   


recharge one's batteries:   to rest or relax in order to get energy back to do things again.


Notes:

Recharging a battery adds power to it so that it can be used to operate a device (e.g., mobile phone, car, flashlight).

Although we don't have batteries inside our bodies we do get tired and aren't able to do as much as when we aren't properly rested. 

This idiom can be used in any 'person' form (my / your / his / her / our / their / person's).


Examples:

  • Every year we go to San Diego and just lie on the beach to recharge our batteries.    
  • My secretary looked so exhausted this week that I told her to stay home Friday and recharge her batteries.
  • I planned to recharge my batteries  at home last week but my kids got the flu and I got even less sleep than normal.
  • If you don't take some time to recharge your batteries  you're going to feel exhausted and then you'll start hating your job.
  • Our spa is a quiet, adult-only facility where clients usually come for a week to decompress and recharge their batteries.
  • If you don't have the time or money to go on a holiday, an hour massage or yoga class can help recharge your batteries  a bit.
  • I'm so exhausted that if I don't recharge my batteries  very soon, I'm going to get sick.
  • People who regularly recharge their batteries  have a lot less stress in their lives.
  • My wife was so irritable and was crying a lot so my parents are taking care of our kids the next two weeks so she can recharge her batteries.
  • If you need to recharge your batteries  I highly recommend the Greenbrier resort. The spa prices are also very affordable.
  • When my kids take a nap I don't think of them as sleeping—I feel like they're recharging their batteries  so they can run around the house when they awake.
  • I'm sorry I don't feel like going out tonight. I think I'll just stay home and recharge my batteries.


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