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assault and battery

A violent physical attack. Although "assault and battery" is an official legal charge, the phrase can also be used conversationally to describe any sort of physical attack, however serious. The thief that attacked my son in the parking lot has been charged with assault and battery. A: "Quit punching me! Help, this is assault and battery!" B: "Ah, you're such a wuss. Go cry to mom."
See also: and, assault, battery

dead battery

A battery that is not currently able to power anything (such as a vehicle or device). My car must have a dead battery—guess I'll have to call a tow truck. Hey, do you have a charging cable? I've got a dead battery.
See also: battery, dead

recharge (one's) batteries

To regain one's energy, liveliness, or motivation through a period of rest or recreation. It's amazing how a short walk in the woods can really help you recharge your batteries sometimes. Companies need to remember that vacations are crucial for employees to be able to recharge their batteries so that they can maintain their productivity.
See also: battery, recharge
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

assault and battery

a violent attack [upon someone] followed by a beating. (A technical legal charge.) Richard was charged with two counts of assault and battery. Dave does not go out at night because he does not want to be a victim of assault and battery.
See also: and, assault, battery
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

recharge your batteries

COMMON If you recharge your batteries, you stop working for a short period in order to rest so that you have more energy when you start working again. After playing in the Divisional Championship, I took a long break from the game to recharge my batteries. He wanted to recharge his batteries and come back feeling fresh and positive. Note: When people recharge batteries, they put an electrical charge back into the batteries by connecting them to a machine that draws power from another source of electricity.
See also: battery, recharge
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

recharge your batteries

regain your strength and energy by resting and relaxing for a time.
See also: battery, recharge
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

recharge your ˈbatteries

(informal) rest for a while to get more energy for the next period of activity: You’ve been working too much. What you need is a few days away to recharge your batteries.
See also: battery, recharge
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