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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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As always, we suggest that our readers check with Vodafone about the new pack's availability in their circle before recharging. This new pack by the telco sits just below the Rs 255 prepaid plan that comes with 2.5GB daily data, unlimited calls with roaming and 100 sms per day for 28 days.
Ooredoo on Thursday announced a special promotion which will offer free data to Hala customers recharging their accounts this weekend.
To claim their instant prizes, customers need to dial *456# after recharging RO3 and above, they will be eligible for the monthly draw for the grand prize.
Each recharge of RO1 will give customers 150 MB of extra mobile data to be used within ten days, recharges of RO2 gives an increased allowance of 750 MB valid for ten days, customers recharging by RO5 will receive 2 GB of mobile data to use within 20 days and customers recharging by RO10 will receive 5 GB of mobile data valid for 25 days.
Also, the customers can earn up to 3000 MB of data by recharging for the denomination of SR300.
Summary: With du's latest offer, recharging your prepaid line with 'more data' gives you more than just internet on your mobile -- you get free minutes for national and international calls, too.