come out of retirement

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Definition of come out of retirement

: to return to work or to one's professional career He came out of retirement to play baseball again.

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“Come out of retirement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20out%20of%20retirement. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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