Harness

To die in harness. To continue in one's work or occupation till death. The allusion is to soldiers in armour or harness.

“At least we'll die with harness on our back.”

Shakespeare: Macheth, v. 5.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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