Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) a second burst of energy, an additional boost
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I was tired, but I got a second wind and kept going
A 'second wind' is a noun used to describe a renewed energy or drive to continue something difficult. In sport, a 'second wind' is also known as 'runners high' and refers to the ability of someone to breathe easily after being out of breath or a rush of energy. "I was feeling tired and just about to give up on this when I got a second wind and now I'm almost finished." This is more likely to be heard in a social context.
Social Examples (Basic)
I'm too tired to go to dinner tonight, butif I get a second wind after this coffee,I might go.
She was about to go to bed, but thenshe got a second wind and an hour later,she was dancing around.
On the final lap of the race, everyone was slowing down; butJohn got his second wind and picked up the pace.
Professional Examples (Basic)
We were all tired and demotivated coming towards the end of the project but we seemed to get a second windof motivation to push us over the line.
I don't think we are going to get asecond wind this evening, lets call it a day and get some rest.
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