One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Start living somewhere on a permanent basis.‘the couple set up home in Chelsea eight years ago’
settle, establish oneself, live, make one's home, set up home, set up house, take up residence, put down roots, have one's domicileView synonyms
- ‘When George was six years old the family moved permanently to Holland, setting up home in The Hague.’
- ‘The couple set up home in London and, in 1972, Ashkenazy took Icelandic citizenship.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It was then that she moved to Swindon, where Wally had set up home.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘After her wedding later this year, she will move to Newcastle to set up home, but will still compete for Scotland whenever possible.’
- ‘James and Helen are moving to London to set up home together - good luck, my friend, and stay in touch!’
- ‘The happy couple are setting up home in Longford.’
- ‘After marrying in 1955, they set up home in a village near Durham for 13 years before moving to York.’
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