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set up housekeeping

to start living in a place After a honeymoon in Georgia, the newlyweds set up housekeeping in Washington.
Usage notes: often said about two people who are just starting to live together
Related vocabulary: shack up (with somebody)
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set up housekeeping

Move in together, as in Couples today often set up housekeeping long before they marry. [Mid-1800s]
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set up housekeeping

To establish a household.
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Level 2: Housekeeping helps to control indirect hazards that may be hidden from detection by clutter and may block access to emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers, electrical disconnects and exit routes.
In Saudi Arabia, the 181-member housekeeping team at Madinah Hilton Hotel will be enjoying an exchange day where hotel management trade places and take on the daily housekeeping duties.
It's also good news for Vicky's Housekeeping Services, as it means that more potential customers will be able to find their cleaning services online.
The institute sets Good Housekeeping apart from other women's service magazines and keeps it current, she said.
Good Housekeeping editor Louise Chunn said: "After the success of Jamie's school dinner campaign we had countless e-mails and letters from readers who were impressed by how much he has achieved.
Other vitally important messages reinforced in the pages of Good Housekeeping during the war years included the need to recycle and save paper and the benefits of growing your own food.
Clonal descent has been demonstrated by comparing alleles of genes such as vacA, flaA, and flaB of isolates infecting members of the same family (10-12) and by sequencing three housekeeping genes (ureI, atpA, and ahpC) (13).
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has been providing housekeeping, laundry, and most recently food services to the long term care industry for 26 years, so I guess you could say that HCSG and CLTC have grown up together.
These powerful and sophisticated vacuum cleaning sytems, often custom designed for specific applications, but also available pre-engineered, are becoming an integral part of industrial processes for reclamation of production materials, maintaining and cleaning critical production equipment to reduce downtime, and extraordinary housekeeping, such as removal of hazardous waste or material too heavy to be handled safely by human labor.
Researchers are studying diverse sides of this miniature military life, from soldierly housekeeping to the recruits' tendency to goof off.
For example, some policies had a schedule that stipulated a certain amount for a visit from a nurse, a different amount for a visit from a home-health aide and no benefits for housekeeping services.
The May 2002 issue of Good Housekeeping is offering readers the chance to win 20,000 [pounds sterling].
About a third of dual career couples commit themselves to sharing housekeeping and child care tasks equitably.