One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Die before retirement.
- ‘Drummond wore himself out by work and 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.’
- ‘The federation alleged that even the appointments were not made in those cases where the employee had died in harness.’
- ‘As becomes a man steeped in literature, he gives us examples of creative persons who refused to retire, such as Michelangelo and Titian, both of whom died in harness at age 89.’
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