Meaning of “pick up the thread(s)” in the English Dictionary

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"pick up the thread(s)" in British English

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pick up the thread(s)

to start again after an interruption:

Picking up the threads of our discussion, let's return to the topic of factory farming.

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

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