Definition of set up home in English:

set up home


  • Start living somewhere on a permanent basis.

    ‘the couple set up home in Chelsea eight years ago’
    • ‘The happy couple are setting up home in Longford.’
    • ‘When George was six years old the family moved permanently to Holland, setting up home in The Hague.’
    • ‘It was then that she moved to Swindon, where Wally had set up home.’
    • ‘After marrying in 1955, they set up home in a village near Durham for 13 years before moving to York.’
    • ‘She eventually found work as a nanny before getting married and setting up home in Thurnscoe, where her husband Joseph, who died 16 years ago, was a miner.’
    • ‘After her wedding later this year, she will move to Newcastle to set up home, but will still compete for Scotland whenever possible.’
    • ‘What he wanted, in fact, was what any adult would take for granted: to be able to move out and set up home on his own.’
    • ‘As a teenager he lived rough, on the streets, in London and Blackburn for seven years, before setting up home in Preston with his partner, Jayne, three years ago.’
    • ‘The couple set up home in London and, in 1972, Ashkenazy took Icelandic citizenship.’
    • ‘James and Helen are moving to London to set up home together - good luck, my friend, and stay in touch!’
    settle, establish oneself, live, make one's home, set up home, set up house, take up residence, put down roots, have one's domicile
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