In the saddle.

Idiom

In the saddle

Definition

To be in a position of control or authority.

Examples

My boss is back in the saddle after his vacation.

The new CEO is in the saddle and ready to take on the challenge.

I’m finally back in the saddle and ready to get to work.

My team is in the saddle and ready to go.

Origin

This phrase is said to have originated in the mid-1800s with the American West. It was a way of saying that someone was back in control of their horse and ready to ride.

FAQs

Q: What does ‘in the saddle’ mean? A: It means to be in a position of control or authority.