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the salt mines. #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 22, 2010 20:09 pm   the salt mines.
 

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ESL/EFL Test #308 "English Slang Idioms (30)", question 5

"Well, my break is up. Back to the salt .......... It was good seeing you!" Bill said to George.

(a) flats
(b) mines
(c) water
(d) and pepper

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #308 "English Slang Idioms (30)", answer 5

"Well, my break is up. Back to the salt mines. It was good seeing you!" Bill said to George.

Correct answer: (b) mines
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His break is up. Back to the salt mines. It was good seeing you.
After the break he has to go back to the salt mine =he had to return to work.Probably this idiom means that.
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