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Related to drag up: drag into
To resume the discussion of something (usually something unpleasant or troublesome). A noun or pronoun can be used between "drag" and "up." Can we all please try not to drag up old hurts at this year's Thanksgiving dinner?
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To bring some unpleasant thought or topic back to mind or discussion: Why did you have to drag those old secrets up? The principal dragged up my bad grades from last year.
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