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    Hes picked the game up from last year

    talking about a pilot who just won last year's championship or (and i really lack context here) about a pilot who just won a race today but he wasn't last year's championship winner.
    "Hes picked the game up from last year"

    i really don't understand what the narrator is saying. and more generally, what does "to pick up from" mean except for "to resume an activity" ?


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    Re: Hes picked the game up from last year

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo View Post
    talking about a pilot who just won last year's championship or (and i really lack context here) about a pilot who just won a race today but he wasn't last year's championship winner.
    "Hes picked the game up from last year"
    i really don't understand what the narrator is saying. and more generally, what does "to pick up from" mean except for "to resume an activity" ?
    I would have expected this phrase to be "He's picked HIS game up from last year." That would mean he's improved from last year - 'pick your game up' is a euphemism meaning 'examine your performance and improve your results'.

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