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pick up the threads

Definition of pick up the threads in English:

Resume something that has been interrupted.
Example sentences
  • You have to be able to remember where you were so you can pick up the threads and continue after an interruption.
  • So, we are slowly picking up the threads of our ‘normal’ lives although I confess I do feel as if I need a vacation from my vacation.
  • He can now look forward to picking up the threads of his life having, to repeat his mother's words been ‘given the gift of life’.
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