verb (used with object)
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Idioms for harness
- engaged in one's usual routine of work: After his illness he longed to get back in harness.
- together as cooperating partners or equals: Joe and I worked in harness on our last job.
Origin of harness
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British Dictionary definitions for in harness
Derived forms of harnessharnesser, nounharnessless, adjectiveharness-like, adjective
Word Origin for harness
Idioms and Phrases with in harness (1 of 2)
On duty or at work. For example, Despite his illness he's determined to continue in harness. It also is put as be back in harness, meaning “to return to duty or work,” as in After a long vacation she's finally back in harness. This expression alludes to horses harnessed to perform work. [First half of 1800s] Also see die with one's boots on (in harness).
Idioms and Phrases with in harness (2 of 2)
see die with one's boots on (in harness) in harness.