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English definition of “pick up the pieces”

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pick up the pieces

C2 to try to return to a satisfactory situation: The fire was a blow, but we were determined to pick up the pieces and get the business back on its feet.
Translations of “pick up the pieces”
in Chinese (Traditional) 重整旗鼓, 力求恢復正常…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重整旗鼓, 力求恢复正常…
(Definition of pick up the pieces from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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