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.
See also: back, come, fold
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Sam Cooke, Aretha and Whitney - we hope that she's coming back to the fold - they have all been accused of it.
'Ireland are a very committed and explosive side at the moment and they have got Keith Wood coming back to the fold to strengthen their squad,' said Davies.
Ducusin said 'NPAs and other anti-government recruits are now coming back to the folds of law because they have open their eyes that NPA's art of deception will bring no good to them.'