One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Begin or cause to begin work.‘the owners set to work itemizing what was wrong’
- ‘Ferretti liked what he saw, signed them up and set them to work immediately on their next collection.’
- ‘Now that they are on holiday, give them a torch and set them to work.’
- ‘At the same time Pope Julius II commissioned Raphael, he also set Michelangelo to work for four long years painting the 10,000 square foot ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.’
- ‘Andrea was one of four children, and as usual with Italians of artistic temperament, he was set to work under the eye of a goldsmith.’
- ‘So the necessary equipment was bought and M Gaget was set to work.’
- ‘An Irish person could register a company in any other country, bring in workers from that country, set them to work and pay them wages according to the regulations in the other country.’
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