set up shop


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set up shop

to establish a business or an organization Some companies have set up shop in other countries, like China. UN agencies have set up shop all over the world.
Opposite of: close up shop
See also: set, shop, up

set up shop

Open a business, start a profession, as in Now that you've got your degree, where do you plan to set up shop? This idiom was first recorded about 1570.
See also: set, shop, up

set up shop

To establish one's business operations.
See also: set, shop, up