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set up housekeeping

To move in together and create a home as a couple. Getting married was a cornerstone of social standing not too long ago, but many couples now are opting to set up housekeeping without the formality of marriage.
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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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Housekeeping can be either a huge burden for a few or a collection of brief but timely steps performed by everyone involved.
According to the evaluation, all housekeeping gene transcriptions in the midgut were normalized to the transcription of EF1[alpha].
Victoria Hansford, Nida Heath, Marshalee Blake, Carole Smith, Natalie Osborne, Karen Masterson, Wioletta Szpak, Nicky Harrison, Sasha Miller and Aleksandra Lustyk studied eight units across a range of disciplines, including housekeeping, health and safety, teamwork and other specialist units.
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.
Now, on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, the day-today concerns of the wartime generation can be relived, thanks to the Good Housekeeping folks, who have produced Good Housekeeping: Wartime Scrapbook.
The Ministry of Food endorsed the recipes and cooking tips in times of crisis that were a staple of Good Housekeeping and readers were encouraged to improvise and use every available resource to keep their fairly as healthy and buoyant as possible.
A selection panel of distinguished leaders will judge the nominations, with Good Housekeeping selecting the final winners of one award of $25,000 and six awards of $2500 each.
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).
By providing solid housekeeping and laundry management options to long term care facilities, HCSG enabled administrators to focus on what they do best, and leave the day to day tasks of housekeeping, linen and laundry, and food service production to those of us who focus exclusively on those tasks.
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].