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
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He told The Sunday Times: "In the medium term Rory McIlroy, the individual, is likely to become a US tax resident whenever he settles down to have a family.
To suggest something settles down to fight out a finish is like saying you would settle down to scale Mount Etna or settle down to go round and beat the living crap out of the bloke next door for playing his music too loudly.