pick up the threads

idiom

Definition of pick up the threads

informal
: to begin something again after a long time I'm hoping to pick up the threads of our relationship.

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“Pick up the threads.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20up%20the%20threads. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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