back in the saddle


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back in the saddle

Resuming something after an absence. Despite the presence of "saddle," this phrase is rarely used in reference to riding horses. I needed to take a break for a bit, but now, I'm back in the saddle. You've mourned long enough—it's time to get back in the saddle and date again.
See also: back, saddle
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Photo: (Cover--Color) Tom Selleck is back in the saddle as an ex-soldier trying to protect his land in `Last Stand at Saber River.
But in true cowboy fashion, she climbed back in the saddle.