back in the saddle

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back in the saddle

  1. Returned to one's normal, healthy, functioning state, as from an interruption or setback.
    • 2009, "Off Track", Leslie A. Gordon, ABA Journal, Volume 95, Issue 2, pages 58-63
      Eighteen months into his time off, a friend of Bean's who worked at Jaffe Raitt Heuer &; Weiss in Detroit had a large client that needed a senior attorney. Bean had not been actively looking to return to lawyering -- especially at a firm -- but the option to work part time appealed to him. " The client and I got along well and it was a nice firm, " Bean recalls. Before long, the position became full time and Bean is now a Jaffe Raitt partner. / "I'm back in the saddle," he says.