put roots down

put roots down (some place)

to settle down somewhere; to make a place one's permanent home. I'm not ready to put roots down anywhere yet. I'm ready to put down roots someplace. I want to settle down. I want to put roots down and buy a house.
See also: down, put, root
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The group put roots down a few years later when Lipkis persuaded the city of Los Angeles to let him grow seedlings in some barns at an old fire station on Coldwater Canyon Avenue.
The first settlers who put roots down around the edge of the 30 acres of well-located heathland set the pattern for future building.
Without hesitation he declared to his family: "You know, this is the place to be," and there and then decided to put roots down here.
Not that his inability to put roots down in the Midlands was anything to do with Villa manager Martin O'Neill, for whom Bardsley has plenty of admiration.
I have put roots down here," explained the Newcastle striker.
I have put roots down here," explained the Newcastle striker, who, since he moved his family into their new Northumberland home, has developed an affinity for his surroundings he never found during 12 unsettling months in Spain.
We've had two years in the Premiership and I think we know what's needed for a club like this to put roots down and stay amongst the big boys.
Crosbys' Andrew Wachsberger said: "We're delighted to see a new specialist craft beer bar put roots down in Newcastle.
INTEGRIS began working on plans to put roots down in the Milwaukee region in early 2015 and after several trips from Central Illinois were finally able to find a great landing spot in New Berlin, with the help of Kevin Crary of Capital Commercial.
Increasingly, Dubai is being viewed as a long term consideration for expatriates who are choosing to put roots down in the city and wish to purchase property as homes first foremost and not just assets to turn a profit.
A big emphasis is improving local services to encourage transient workers to permanently put roots down.
Whether he'll ever get the chance now to put roots down here now, well, it's not looking good.
It's great to have such a thriving brand name put roots down in Ireland.
The Beckhams, who currently live in a rented property in West London, are keen to put roots down in the capital.