13 English Idioms related to Relaxation & Rest

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13 English idioms related to relaxation and rest. Let your hair down, have a blast meaning and more. 

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13 English idioms related to relaxation

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Today, we’re going to look at idioms¬†related to relaxation and rest.¬†So what sort of idioms can we¬†use when we’re talking about¬†relaxing or relaxation¬†in English?¬†As always,¬†I’m¬†going to give you¬†a list of what they are and then¬†I’ll¬†give you some examples¬†that will¬†give you a better¬†understanding of how you can use these English idioms.

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take it easy 

Meaning: to relax, not do very much

Example:

I’m just going to lie on a beach put my feet up, enjoy the sunsets and the sun and take it easy for a week.

Meaning: to give someone an instruction or a piece of advice to avoid working at a very hectic pace or to avoid strain

Example:

You will need to take it easy at home for 5-7 after your surgery.

Narrow down your responsibility and take it easy at work, otherwise, you will burn out.

to slow down

Meaning: to relax, to not rush

Examples:

I think I need to slow down a little bit perhaps it’ll get a little easier after month-end when I’ve done all the reporting.

Michael wasn’t feeling so¬†well.¬†He went to the doctor¬†and the doctor told him to¬†slow down a bit and take a break.¬†

Why don’t you try to¬†slow down? Stop¬†working at a reasonable hour and¬†get home early for a few weeks.

13 English idioms related to relaxation

to let your hair down

Meaning: to relax and enjoy yourself, or even go a little bit wild

Example:

Should we go out and let our hair down for a few hours at a karaoke bar?

to switch off

Meaning: to totally relax

Example:

My weekend was¬†amazing.¬†I¬†just¬†switched off completely on Friday¬†evening,¬†got away from everything and didn’t¬†pick up my¬†mobile phone.

hang out (with)

Meaning: to not do anything in particular but to be with people you like being with

Example:

We’ll¬†probably go to¬†the movies,¬†we’ll probably go and kick a¬†ball or play a bit of basketball,¬†we’ll¬†just¬†hang out.¬†

13 English idioms related to relaxation

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unwind / Ćnňąwa…™nd/

Meaning: to become less stressed, to take your mind off something

Example:

When you go on holidays, it always takes a couple of days to unwind and find your way around.

to take your mind off something

Meaning: to de-stress

Example:

A quick walk in the mountains helps me to take my mind off the difficult problem in the office.

take a breather

Meaning: to take a short break, a little intermission that gets you feeling good

Example:

You’re working too hard. Why don’t you take a breather and meet me for coffee?

13 English idioms related to relaxation

take a break

Meaning: to do something different, to relax (it’s slightly longer than a breather)

Example:

I’d love to take a break and go to Scotland for a weekend.

footloose and fancy-free

Meaning: to be free to do anything you want

Example:

I’m footloose and fancy-free this weekend. How about coming to my house for a few beers? 

to have a blast

Meaning: to go out there and really enjoy yourself, have a lot of fun

Example:

Enjoy your trip to Venice, have a blast!

And then the very old English idiom that everybody uses and has heard of

to recharge your batteries

Meaning: to have a break and come back feeling fresh and relaxed

Example:

I really needed that mini-break last month to recharge my batteries.

to indulge yourself in something

Meaning: to do things you enjoy the most

Example:

Take a few minutes out of your day and indulge yourself in our special spa treatment. 

13 idioms related to relaxation

Well, they’re all idioms related to relaxation or rest. I just to give them to you again:

  • take¬†it easy¬†
  • slow down
  • let your hair down¬†
  • switch off
  • hang out¬†(with)
  • unwind
  • take your mind off something¬†
  • take a breather
  • take a break
  • footloose and fancy-free
  • have a blast
  • recharge your batteries
  • indulge yourself in something¬†

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