One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resume something that has been interrupted.
- ‘Despite destroyed homes and broken lives, the women have picked up the threads of their trade.’
- ‘He can now look forward to picking up the threads of his life having, to repeat his mother's words been ‘given the gift of life’.’
- ‘Physically battered with no support, she picked up the threads of her life, working as a teacher in a private school.’
- ‘It was two years before she began to pick up the threads of her life.’
- ‘You will, with the help of your parents, pick up the threads when you are released.’
- ‘We will pick up the threads of things that were done well in the last government.’
- ‘They visited some of the worst affected areas; they heard the stories from women who did not know how they would pick up the threads of their lives again.’
- ‘How do you pick up the threads of an old life, when you know in your heart, it will never be the same again.’
- ‘You have to be able to remember where you were so you can pick up the threads and continue after an interruption.’
- ‘So, we are slowly picking up the threads of our ‘normal’ lives although I confess I do feel as if I need a vacation from my vacation.’
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