set up housekeeping


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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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