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settle on (something)
To come to a decision about something; to determine or agree on something, especially after a prolonged debate or decision-making process. Have you kids settled on an idea for your school project yet? It took some time, but Sarah and I finally settled on an appropriate price for the house.
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settle on something
to decide on something. We've discussed the merits of all of them, and we've settled on this one. I can't settle on one or the other, so I'll buy both.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Also, settle upon.
1. Decide something, as in They finally settled on Bermuda for their vacation. [Second half of 1700s]
2. Give property or a title to someone, as in She settled an annuity on her husband. [Mid-1600s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
settle onor settle upon
To reach some decision; determine something: They discussed several choices for vacation and finally settled on a trip to Florida.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.