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die in harness

Definition of die in harness in English:

Die before retirement.
Example sentences
  • Drummond wore himself out by work and died in harness.
  • The federation alleged that even the appointments were not made in those cases where the employee had died in harness.
  • Yes, he could have bowed out on top back in June last year and become the only PM other than Ming not to get the boot or die in harness.
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