One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Move or go to live elsewhere.
- ‘That's the kind of weather report that might cause golfers to think about pulling up stakes and moving to Phoenix.’
- ‘Over the past 10 years, thousands of us have pulled up stakes and moved away.’
- ‘If trying to fix the system doesn't work, parents need to have the option to pull up stakes and move on instead of subjecting their children to schools that can't educate.’
- ‘‘There aren't many organizations that allow you to essentially pull up stakes and move your office 1,500 miles away,’ Chad said.’
- ‘The fantasy of pulling up stakes and living somewhere new tends to hit me wherever I travel in the West - Boulder, Colorado, or Bellingham, Washington, or Bend, Oregon.’
- ‘I started by pulling up stakes and moving with my girlfriend, the cats, and faithful Horatio to a well-fortified compound in the ridiculous mansion district of Beverly Hills.’
- ‘Geneva, which in the not-so-distant past was considered a cultural backwater, with many galleries pulling up stakes to move elsewhere, has recently become an importer of galleries and auction houses.’
- ‘Tommie pulled up stakes and moved back to Cleveland to be by his mother.’
- ‘Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America wrote eloquently of Americans' love for pulling up stakes and moving on.’
- ‘Two years ago, the Lee family pulled up stakes in Houston, Texas, one of the country's certified boomtowns, and moved to Murrysville.’
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