be back in harness

be back in harness

To resume one's daily work. Primarily heard in UK. I'm not thrilled to be back in harness on Monday. When are you back in harness after your trip?
See also: back, harness
References in periodicals archive ?
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.