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second wind

noun [U]  /ˈsek·ənd ˈwɪnd/ us  
a return of strength or energy that makes it possible to continue in an activity or start again: I was tired, but I ignored it until I got my second wind.
Translations of “second wind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 恢復的力量(或精力)…
in Russian второе дыхание…
in Turkish enerjik hissetme, kendine gelme, gücünü toplama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恢复的力量(或精力)…
in Polish drugi oddech…
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