back to the salt mines
back to the salt mines
Cliché time to return to work, school, or something else that might be unpleasant. (The phrase implies that the speaker is a slave who works in the salt mines.) •

It's one o'clock and lunch break is over. Back to the salt mines.

School starts in the fall, so then it's back to the salt mines again.

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{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."/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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