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English definition of “pick up the thread(s)”

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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.
Translations of “pick up the thread(s)”
in Chinese (Traditional) (中斷後)恢復,繼續…
in Chinese (Simplified) (中断后)恢复,继续…
(Definition of pick up the thread(s) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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