back\ to\ the\ salt\ mines


back\ to\ the\ salt\ mines
informal
Back to the job; back to work; back to work that is as hard or as unpleasant as working in a salt mine would be. - An overworked phrase, used humorously.

The lunch hour is over, boys. Back to the salt mines!

"Vacation is over," said Billy. "Back to the salt mines."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • back to the salt mines — {informal} Back to the job; back to work; back to work that is as hard or as unpleasant as working in a salt mine would be. An overworked phrase, used humorously. * /The lunch hour is over, boys. Back to the salt mines!/ * / Vacation is over,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back to the salt mines — {informal} Back to the job; back to work; back to work that is as hard or as unpleasant as working in a salt mine would be. An overworked phrase, used humorously. * /The lunch hour is over, boys. Back to the salt mines!/ * / Vacation is over,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back to the salt mines — If someone says they have to go back to the salt mines, they have to return, possibly unwillingly, to work …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • back to the salt mines — phr. back to the workplace. □ Well, it’s Monday morning. Back to the salt mines. □ Break’s over! Back to the salt mines, everybody …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • back to the salt mines —    Saying that you have to go back to the salt mines is a humorous way of talking about returning to work, usually with some reluctance.     We get two days off at Christmas and then it s back to the salt mines! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • back to the salt mines —  Back to work …   American business jargon

  • to the salt mines — See: BACK TO THE SALT MINES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to the salt mines — See: BACK TO THE SALT MINES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ the\ salt\ mines — See: back to the salt mines …   Словарь американских идиом

  • salt mine — noun 1. a mine where salt is dug • Hypernyms: ↑mine 2. a job involving drudgery and confinement • Syn: ↑treadmill • Hypernyms: ↑occupation, ↑business, ↑job, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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