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in the saddle

Definition of in the saddle

  1. 1 :  riding on a horse

  2. 2 :  in control :  in a position to decide what happens <After a few setbacks, he's back in the saddle again.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a girthed usually padded and leather-covered seat for the rider of an animal (as a horse)

    :  a part of a driving harness comparable to a saddle that is used to keep the breeching in place

    :  a seat to be straddled by the rider of a vehicle (as a bicycle)

  1. :  to put a saddle on

    :  to place under a burden or encumbrance

    :  to place (an onerous responsibility) on a person or group

Seen and Heard

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mysterious, holy, or spiritual

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