Idiom: Recharge your batteries
OED definition: Regain one’s strength and energy by resting for a time
Example: ‘You said you wanted to get away from it all and recharge your batteries’
Surprisingly, not all idioms have unusual and confusing origins. In fact, ‘recharge your batteries’ is rather literal and has the idea that people are like electronic devices and therefore need to be ‘charged’ in order to have more energy. People can recharge their batteries in many different ways, for example, taking a short rest, having a snack, or going for a relaxing spa weekend.
As the explanation of this idiom is pretty straightforward, I thought I’d take to opportunity to answer a question that many people have been asking, ‘Why is the blog called “Method To My Madness”?’ This saying comes from Shakespeare’s classic Hamlet, and is used to say that although what you’re doing looks crazy or ridiculous, there is, in fact, a good reason and explanation for it. We decided that this was an appropriate name for this blog because the same idea often applies to English idioms. On the surface they seem illogical and ‘Madness’, however, they often have clear and interesting roots which is the reasoning or ‘Method’ to them.