Idiom of the Week: Get a Second Wind

Idiom of the Week has returned, bigger and better than ever!

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Meaning: To suddenly have more energy while doing a certain activity after feeling tired. Sometime used with possessive adjectives (my, her, his, etc.)

I didn’t think I would be able to run five miles but after the third mile I got a second wind and was able to finish.

“Do you want to quit?” “No way, I’m just getting my second wind.”

He was going to only clean the kitchen yesterday, but he got a second wind and cleaned the bathroom and basement as well.


Pop Quiz:

If someone says they’re getting their second wind, they…

A.  want to stop.

B.  want to keep going.

C.  suddenly feel very tired.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is B. If someone is getting their second wind, it means they now have more energy after feeling very tired and so they want to keep going rather than quit.

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One thought on “Idiom of the Week: Get a Second Wind

  1. pgvisionliteracy says:

    Great way to teach idioms. Looking forward to a new idiom every week

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