back in harness

back in(to) (the) harness

Resuming one's daily work. I'm not thrilled to get back into the harness on Monday. When do you get back in harness after your trip?
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*back in(to) (the) harness

Fig. back doing one's job. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I don't look forward to getting back into the harness next Monday. When my vacation is over, I have to get back into harness the very next day. I'm not looking forward to having to get back in harness after my trip abroad.
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But Saturday showed that England will be a very different proposition with their best players back in harness - not that White was prepared to give them any credit.
The remainder of the Somerset squad have under-achieved of late --and with Andrew Caddick back in harness and already talking an exceptionally good game, they ought to be able to put things right.