operate from

operate from (some place)

To be established in a particular place from which one works or operates. I've been operating from the guest room in our house ever since I started writing as a freelancer. We operated from a tiny office on the lower East Side until we got enough money together to rent a better space.
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operate from something

to work out of something or some place. I'm in business for myself. I operate from my home. We operate from a garage in the back of City Hall.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Remember, also, that the surgeon must operate from above, some eight or ten feet intervening between him and his subject, and that subject almost hidden in a discolored, rolling, and oftentimes tumultuous and bursting sea.
The airline will operate from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Bangkok, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, Osaka, Bali and Honolulu.
The H-46 does not have the legs to fly the long ranges that we do, the H-60 cannot carry the same outsized loads and the H-53 cannot operate from small-deck vessels."
They want to make it possible for surgeons to operate from a nice, clean hospital room in a major city on a patient in a high-tech ambulance in a war zone or in a small town that has no surgeon.
British Airways' JFK services operate from Terminal 7.
Its service charge of [euro]1.30 per passenger is 88% lower than at the airport's main terminal and is offered to carriers that can guarantee a certain amount of traffic over three years and are willing to operate from a rather basic facility without carpet, moving walkways or escalators.
SN Brussels Airlines this week unveiled new inflight amenities on A330-300s that operate from Brussels to 13 African destinations.
Air Scotland has applied for permission to operate from Miami and New York twice a week and to Havana and Toronto once a week.