One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make one's home in a specified place.
- ‘He moved to London in 1964, set up house with schoolteacher Brian Taylor, and worked his way through London and local theatre.’
- ‘He had set up house in Paris with his American wife.’
- ‘We do not see him begin his work or even set up house with his new wife.’
- ‘It wasn't until I started making a list of things I needed to buy that I realised how many accoutrements are involved in setting up house.’
- ‘Abi and I got married in 1993, and we set up house in Edinburgh.’
- ‘In 1751 John Home married, and David and his sister set up house in Edinburgh, moving to slightly more luxurious quarters as his fortunes improved.’
- ‘They are even being prevented from setting up house in one place.’
- ‘But, a practical man, he set up house with a blacksmith's daughter who had been his housekeeper, and to underline her promotion sent her off to finishing school in Eastbourne.’
- ‘Given that a 16-year-old can legally get married and set up house, an in-between stage which lets them learn to cope with short periods of independence seems like a good idea.’
- ‘He set up house and started a family in Stratford, but he didn't stay there long: throughout his career he lived in London, travelling back to visit his family now and then.’
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