take it from the top

take it from the top

Fig. to begin [again] at the beginning, especially the beginning of a piece of music. (Originally in reference to the top of a sheet of music.) The conductor stopped the band and had the players take it from the top again. Let's take it from the top and play it a bit softer this time.
See also: take, top

ˌtake it from the ˈtop

(informal) go back to the beginning of a song, piece of music, speech, etc. and repeat it: OK, take it from the top, and no mistakes this time!
See also: take, top