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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.
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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.
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recharge your batteries

regain your strength and energy by resting and relaxing for a time.
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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.
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Auto Start-Stop -- Auto Start-Stop not only reduces idle time and saves on fuel but allows vocational customers to recharge batteries automatically, or heat the cab for drivers without continuously running the engine.
The Supercharger is claimed to be the fastest charging station on the planet, and uses a massive solar panel provided by SolarCity to capture energy and quickly recharge batteries.
From short break care at the hospice to recharge batteries and spend family time together to on-going family support and someone to lean on, Tye Hafan is there for these families throughout every step of their unimaginable journey.
Holzmann also points out that the regulators' ability to constantly recharge batteries, even while carts are running, also makes them more efficient.
Supporters will have had a break and the players will have had the chance to recharge batteries ready to crack on," he said.
It can help recharge batteries and if people find it useful then that's great," said Ro, who is also studying yoga.
Teachers are mostly shattered by July and need a proper break to recharge batteries.
They might have two or three weeks off but that is as much for a mental break as anything - and to recharge batteries.
He said: "All employees need a break, they need time away from the workplace and summer holidays are an ideal opportunity to recharge batteries.
At a specially constructed solar station (OSRAM Energy Hub) the local people can recharge batteries for energy-saving lamps, luminaire and other electrical appliances, such as mobile phones, at low cost and without damaging the environment.
Individuals should build in a few minutes 'downtime' each day to recharge batteries.
We have had the weekend off and we have also got the international break coming up, so players can recharge batteries.
This is the time of day when statistically, more car accidents occur, so it is best to set time aside for a break, a late lunch or a brisk walk in the fresh air to recharge batteries before embarking on the next leg of your journey.
Strachan has resisted the temptation of pulling his squad in for a get-together today, pointing out it is important for his band of internationals to recharge batteries by being with their families rather than slogging it out on the training ground.
Silicon chip manufacturer STMicroelectronics recently announced that one of its research and development teams has reported progress in developing micro fuel cells (FCs) that could potentially eliminate "the need to regularly recharge batteries in mobile phones, laptops and other portable terminals.