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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Unlike some clichAs which do not stand the test of constant repetition but at least have some merit when used sparingly, the suggestion that two horses are in the process of settling down to fight out a finish is utterly preposterous.
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Soccer idol George Best is settling down to a life of domestic bliss after years of serious hell-raising.