be back in harness

be back in harness

  (mainly British)
to have returned to work again after not working for a period of time How does it feel to be back in harness after 8 months?
See also: back, harness
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Yesterday Lloyds chairman Sir Win Bischoff said at the launch of a charity bike ride in London: "I fully expect him (Mr Horta-Osorio) to be back in harness before the end of the year.