in the saddle
phrasal in control

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in the saddle — INFORMAL ► having a position in which you are in control of something: »Evans is retiring after 14 years in the saddle as chief executive. Main Entry: ↑saddle …   Financial and business terms

  • in the saddle — in control. It looks like those who oppose environmental controls are going to be in the saddle. Related vocabulary: in the driver s seat Etymology: based on the idea that someone who is in the saddle (= seat fastened on the back of a horse)… …   New idioms dictionary

  • in the saddle — If you re in the saddle, you are in control of a situation …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in the saddle — ► in the saddle 1) on horseback. 2) in a position of control or responsibility. Main Entry: ↑saddle …   English terms dictionary

  • in the saddle — in command, in control The president is back in the saddle again after being ill for several months …   Idioms and examples

  • in the saddle — adv. or {adj. phr.} In command; in control; in a position to order or boss others. * /Mr. Park was in the saddle when he had over half the company s stock./ * /Getting appointed chief of police put Stevens in the saddle./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the saddle — adv. or {adj. phr.} In command; in control; in a position to order or boss others. * /Mr. Park was in the saddle when he had over half the company s stock./ * /Getting appointed chief of police put Stevens in the saddle./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in\ the\ saddle — adv or adj. phr. In command; in control; in a position to order or boss others. Mr. Park was in the saddle when he had over half the company s stock. Getting appointed chief of police put Stevens in the saddle …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in the saddle — adverb (or adjective) 1. : in a position to dictate : in control back in the saddle as chairman of the board Bennett Cerf 2. : on top in the act of coitus …   Useful english dictionary

  • in the saddle —    copulating    Of either sex, using the common equine imagery:     Elspeth would be back in the saddle with one of her gallants by now. (Fraser, 1971) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • in the saddle — in control, in a position of authority; ready and willing …   English contemporary dictionary

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