return to the charge(redirected from returned to the charge)
return to the charge
old-fashioned To return to some endeavor, especially an argument, to try and succeed or gain an advantage. His first tax bill having been defeated in the early 1990s, the senator is returning to the charge with a similar bill now that public sentiment has changed in his favor.
return to the chargemake a further attempt at something, especially in arguing a point. dated
Charge here is used in the sense of a headlong rush forward, usually associated with attacking soldiers in a battle.