up sticks

up sticks

To relocate from one's current residence. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. The more I think about how much we love the coast, the more I think we should just up sticks and find a place near the beach.
See also: stick, up

up sticks

go to live elsewhere. British informal
See also: stick, up

ˌup ˈsticks (and go, etc.)

(British English, informal) leave your home in order to move to another one: Things weren’t working out for them here, so they upped sticks and went to Chicago.
See also: stick, up
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BOOKIES reckon the recent arrival of baby Harper Seven makes it less likely that David Beckham will return to England from America Ladbrokes quote 4-1 for the former England captain (right) to up sticks again and return to these shores before 2015.
Which also begs the question why the Welsh Affairs Committee doesn't up sticks and meet in Flint or somewhere, hiring a vestry for its musings.
WITH his contract unsigned, there are still a large number of Evertonians who are deeply concerned that David Moyes will up sticks in the near future.