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pick up on something

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  1. To notice; become aware of: I pick up on people's pain, Alexander (1935+)
  2. o refer to and add to; bring back to notice, esp in order to query: I want to pick up on what you just said about Philadelphia (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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