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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.
See also: charge, return
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return to the charge

make 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.
See also: charge, return
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"Well, then, I will pay you ten francs a day, sir," the soldier answered, returning to the charge with wonted pertinacity, "and you will do as you choose after that.
'The best wish I can wish you is,' said Bella, returning to the charge, 'that you had not one single farthing in the world.