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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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Reductions in the amount of time required to recharge batteries will also make secondary types more attractive to consumers who prefer the convenience offered by primaries.
Unlike electric forklifts and reach forks, which are limited by their inability to work outside and the need to recharge batteries during shifts, the Aisle-Master can work around the clock, for two or three shift operations, without recharging batteries.
For parents it means a chance to recharge batteries and spend time with other members of their family.
The FAA has stated that it found American Airlines using chargers with broken or nonfunctional cable to recharge batteries, and in one case the carrier continued to fly an aircraft after being warned that the batteries may not meet federal standards.
This frees program and counselor staff to recharge batteries, spend more effort on programming, and spend extra time with campers.
This method of data transmission allows for exceptionally long battery life, a key consideration for Red Cross and other mobile field workers who have little time to recharge batteries.
The goal is to reach the finish line within one week (or 168 hrs) by covering a total of approximately 230 kilometers running non-stop for 24 hours excluding the time needed to recharge batteries
Not only are those running small or medium-sized enterprises having to graft over Christmas, they're also losing out on time off, which is important to recharge batteries and to start the New Year with energy and enthusiasm.
With this in mind, we recently started featuring extended product claims on Energizer's Ultimate Lithium and Energizer Recharge batteries.
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.
Common technologies range from small piezoelectric devices that convert machinery vibration into enough electricity to power a small wireless sensor to regenerative braking systems that recharge batteries for use when starting a car.
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.