come back to the fold

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come back to the fold

To begin participating in, belonging to, or supporting some group, activity, or field that one left for a period of time in the past. After stepping away from politics for nearly ten years, the former governor is coming back to the fold with his bid for the presidency. Danielson stated that she would be coming back to the fold as the new head coach of her alma mater's rugby team.
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"That may be difficult for Kieran to get his head around - or he comes back to the fold and gets on with things.
Sos Dowling comes back to the fold for the first time since the championship defeat by Meath last August.