What is a second wind?

When someone says that they caught a second wind, what exactly does that mean? Well it means that they found some extra energy to complete a task, or compete in sports after feeling depleted and tired. Basically, a second wind is renewed energy after going through a period in which there is a loss of energy.

Example of second wind in a sentence

Here’s an example of how the phrase “second wind” can be used in a sentence:

"The distance runner found his second wind
after going through a short period in which 
he felt completely exhausted."

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