Idiom: Recharge your batteries

A man sits in a beach chair in his swimsuit drinking a cocktail in his office. His boss says: I have nothing against you recharging your batteries, I just think you should do it on your own time.

Idiom:  Recharge your batteries

Look at the comic and try to guess the meaning of the idiom 'recharge your batteries.'   

recharge one's batteries:   to rest or relax in order to get energy back to do things again.


Recharging a battery adds power to it so that it can be used to operate a device (e.g., mobile phone, car, flashlight).

Although we don't have batteries inside our bodies we do get tired and aren't able to do as much when we aren't properly rested. 

This idiom can be used in any 'person' form (my / your / his / her / our / their / person's).


— Every year we go to San Diego and just lie on the beach to recharge our batteries.    

— My secretary looked so exhausted this week that I told her to stay home Friday and recharge her batteries.

— I planned to recharge my batteries at home last week but my kids got the flu and I got even less sleep than normal.

— If you don't take some time to recharge your batteries you're going to feel exhausted and then you'll start hating your job.

— Our spa is a quiet, adult-only facility where clients usually come for a week to decompress and recharge their batteries.

— If you don't have the time or money to go on a holiday, an hour massage or yoga class can help recharge your batteries a bit.

— I'm so exhausted that if I don't recharge my batteries very soon, I'm going to get sick.

— People who regularly recharge their batteries have a lot less stress in their lives.

— My wife was so irritable and was crying a lot so my parents are taking care of our kids the next two weeks so she can recharge her batteries.

— If you need to recharge your batteries I highly recommend the Greenbrier resort. The spa prices are also very affordable.

— When my kids take a nap I don't think of them as sleeping—I think of them recharging their batteries so they can run around the house when they wake.

— I'm sorry I don't feel like going out tonight. I think I'll just stay home and recharge my batteries.

— We just returned from our cabin in the woods—no smart phones, television or traffic for an entire week was just what we needed to recharge our batteries.

— I'm going on a cruise next week—it's been a long time since I've recharged my batteries.

— I'll just take a 20 minute catnap to recharge my batteries a little bit.

— My vacation was so stressful that I’m going to take off another week from work to recharge my batteries.


  • breathe new life into
  • kick back
  • lounge around
  • rest up
  • loosen up
  • bum around

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