pick up the threads


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sergio was making plans, again, to pick up the threads of his life. ProPublica, 9 May 2021 With his godfather in a coma, Gamache, who normally does his police work in Quebec, tries to pick up the threads of Stephen’s investigation. Tom Nolan, WSJ, 28 Aug. 2020

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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 10 Jun. 2023.

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