settle down to (something)

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settle down to (something)

To fully engage in an activity without any distractions or other tasks, typically after having performed another, more strenuous activity. When I'm working from home, I like to take a break from my projects and settle down to lunch for an hour to give my mind a rest.
See also: down, settle
References in classic literature ?
This last remark made me bashful, and I shook my head and settled down to `Jesse James.
Leigh has come through that period of his life and settled down to be able to be settled into a rhythm and a routine and concentrate on his job.
These two sleepers then awoke, and prayed, and settled down to sleep again.