Meaning of “pick up the pieces” in the English Dictionary

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"pick up the pieces" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “pick up the pieces” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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