Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a burst of something

a burst of sth
1) a sudden increase in something
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    • a burst of energy/activity/anger/rage
  • Analysis
    There are a number of ways you can use this expression and some popular words that go with it. 'A burst of energy' is a sudden increase in energy or motivation, suggesting a short period of productivity: "I hope this coffee gives me the burst of energy I need to finish this essay." You can have 'a burst of activity' (although you won't hear this as much), or even 'a burst of anger' or 'rage', suggesting that these things only last a short time, and are usually unexpected. This is a phrase you will hear in professional and social contexts. Similar expressions include 'a surge in adrenaline', or 'a flurry of activity'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. He felt a sudden burst of energy and decided to clean his room.
    2. She was tiring as she approached the finish line of the race, but the cheers of the crowd gave her a burst of energy and she ran on to the finish.
    3. That protein drink really gave me a fresh burst of energy!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Come on, guys. We're nearly finished. Just another little burst of energy and we'll get it all done.
    2. The Manager was sick of everyone arguing, and in a burst of anger, he roared at us all to get out.
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