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  1. blouen's Avatar
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    back to the salt mines

    Is this commonly heard of in the US or UK?

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    Re: back to the salt mines

    Yes, reasonably common.

    It means you have to return to an unpleasant task. Usually you say it about going back to work.

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    Re: back to the salt mines

    Yes.

    ¨The long holiday´s over, it´s time to go back to the salt mines.¨

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