set up shop


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set up shop

Open a business, start a profession, as in Now that you've got your degree, where do you plan to set up shop? This idiom was first recorded about 1570.
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set up shop

If someone sets up shop somewhere, they start a business there. No-one in his or her right mind would set up shop in this city today.
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set up shop

To establish one's business operations.
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