Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

get back on the horse

get back on the horse
Meaning(s)
1) to return to sth that has previously caused difficulty or harm
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    • get back on the horse after an accident
  • Analysis
    To 'get back on the horse' means to go back to doing something that has previously failed. Similar in meaning to 'get back in the saddle' and 'get back up again'. This is an idiomatic expression used in situations where you want to encourage someone to try again or not to give up. Can be used in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The doctor convinced the man to get back on the horse and return to driving after his accident.
    2. Come on, it's been months since you were out. Time to get back on the horse.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Our last approach didn't get the results we anticipated. It's time to get back on the horse and implement what we have learned.
    2. I never let failure discourage me. I'm the type of person who gets back on the horse and tries again.
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