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set up housekeeping

To move in together and create a home as a couple. Getting married was a cornerstone of social standing not too long ago, but many couples now are opting to set up housekeeping without the formality of marriage.
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set up housekeeping

Move in together, as in Couples today often set up housekeeping long before they marry. [Mid-1800s]
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set up housekeeping

To establish a household.
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The bird, whose Latin name is Calypte anna, began setting up housekeeping several weeks ago, making a nest from spider webs and lichen, and lining it with feathers and animal hair.