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put down roots

To establish something, someone, or oneself as a permanent resident or establishment in a certain place. I'd been living in this country for a few years, but it wasn't until I had kids that I felt like I had really put down roots here. The company is keen to put down roots in the region, which they see as a huge untapped market potential.
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put down roots

Settle somewhere, become established, as in We've put down roots here and don't want to move away. This metaphoric expression, first recorded in 1921, likens the rooting of a plant to human settlement.
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put down roots

1. If you put down roots, you make a place your home, for example by making friends and taking part in activities there. Servicemen and women are rarely in the same place long enough to put down roots and buy their own home. When they got to Montana they stayed and put down roots.
2. If something puts down roots somewhere, it becomes firmly established there, so that it is likely to last and to be successful in the future. The party increased its share of the poll and also put down roots in areas where it had previously been weak or even non-existent. Democracy is finally putting down roots in the region.
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put down roots

begin to lead a settled life in a particular place.
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put down (new) ˈroots

go to live in a place and gradually become part of a local community: We’ve moved around a lot because of my job and it seems to get more difficult to put down new roots each time. OPPOSITE: pull up stakes
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put down roots

To establish a permanent residence in a locale.
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Campbell Robb, chief executive of housing charity Shelter, said: "The severe shortage of affordable homes is forcing more families into expensive and unstable private renting, leaving many struggling to make ends meet and with little hope of putting down roots for their future.
POPULAR TV programme Gardeners' World is putting down roots in the heart of Birmingham.