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pitch camp

1. Literally, to set up everything one needs for a functioning campsite. This looks like a good spot to pitch camp. We'd better start pitching camp soon or we'll be doing it in the dark!
2. By extension, to settle into an area in which one plans to reside for a period of time. They pitched camp outside of the arena nearly 12 hours early to make sure they got great seats for the concert. The paparazzi have pitched camp outside of the actor's home, hoping to get pictures of his private life.
See also: camp, pitch
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pitch camp

to set up or arrange a campsite. We pitched camp near the stream. Two campers went ahead of us to pitch camp while it was still light.
See also: camp, pitch
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pitch camp

If someone pitches camp, they settle somewhere for a period. As the scandal broke, reporters pitched camp outside the family home in Faversham.
See also: camp, pitch
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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He had never before watched the routine of a seasoned regiment pitching camp in thirty minutes.
Caption: PITCHING CAMP: At camp, beyond arts-and-crafts and other skills, children learn by socializing with other.
Well, Corridors is aware that since the CS became jobless, he has been pitching camp at Museum Hill in what insiders say is a job-hunting mission.
He was non-committal on when the arrests will be made but told suspects who are still at large to surrender to anti-graft officers.The detectives have been pitching camp in various NCPB depots in western Kenya region where the cheap maize suspected to be from Uganda and Mexico was delivered and prompt payment made to the cartels.
He returned to pursue his business interests during the eleven and a half years of military rule, pitching camp with the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the successor political grouping of the Dankwa-Busia-Dombo tradition, when the ban on party politics was once more lifted.
"We are running out of space in the existing settlements and new arrivals are pitching camp wherever they can erect some plastic sheeting to protect themselves from the elements.
Whether it's rent-a-protest pitching camp next to fracking operations, people objecting to opencast mining or campaigns against nuclear power, we have become a nation that says no to everything.
After pitching camp several kilometres inside India, China has been trying to put the blame on India for its transgressions.
And four of his biggest fans are hoping to be there to cheer him on, after pitching camp outside the All England Club at 1pm on MONDAY to start queuing for tickets.
So wide, you drive across the two miles of sand which separate the dunes from the sea before parking wherever you fancy pitching camp.
The re-enactment, which showed the armies pitching camp, engaging in drills, and of course fighting battles, was part of the larger Footsteps of Giants festival which will run at museums and heritage sites across the West Midlands until Sunday.
With Kachloul firing down the left, Villa proved just as dangerous through the middle and the right, pitching camp in the Croatians' half.
Somewhere in the pitcher's learning process - high school, college, pitching camp, minor league - he should be exposed to the different kinds of rotation (spins) that can be placed on the baseball.
A fleet of mokoros carries guests, guides, cooks, camp hands, tents, food and equipment into the Delta, pitching camp on islands far away from permanent human habitation.
He also questioned the motive of Stars pitching camp in France weeks to the start of the Africa Cup of Nations.