in the saddle


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in the saddle

1. In control; in a dominant or influential position. With the new CEO in the saddle, the company has turned in its most profitable quarter in years.
2. Having resumed a previous activity, especially after illness or injury. I need to take today off to deal with this cold, but I should be back in the saddle on Monday.
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in the saddle

If someone is in the saddle, they are in control of an organization. Now that he is firmly in the saddle, Vaghela will be looking to strengthen his position further. Their plan would sell 55 per cent of the new stock to the company's majority shareholders, putting them in the saddle.
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in the saddle

1 on horseback. 2 in a position of control or responsibility.
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in the saddle

1. Prevailing or in control; dominant: "The crisis [in Russia] came to a head when the American-backed reformers were in the saddle" (Michael R. Gordon).
2. Engaged in an activity, especially a job: back in the saddle after a leave of absence from work.
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References in classic literature ?
We learned both languages passably well, and we learned them wholly in the saddle or in camp.
My next good office was to catch his pony and bring it to him, which was soon accomplished; for the beast was quiet enough in the main, and only winced and flirted a trifle till I got hold of the bridle - but then, I must see him in the saddle.
Stan James's head of PR, Liverpool-born Charlie McCann, said: "Whether Fallon has truly exorcised his demons only time will tell, but nobody would deny his ability in the saddle.
Stan James head of PR, Liverpool-born Charlie McCann, said: "Whether Fallon has truly exorcised his demons only time will tell, but nobody would deny his ability in the saddle.
Over the years, he transitioned from working in the saddle full-time to making them almost full-time.
In the saddle is a welcome publication for archaeologists, conservators, equestrians and reenactors alike.