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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.
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up sticks

go to live elsewhere. British informal
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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.
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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (SKY1, 9pm) HAVING recently upped sticks and moved across the pond to host The Late Late Show, James Corden, pictured, has been embraced as America's new darling.
But Britons who have upped sticks and left will get their say.
Like hundreds of Australian bands every year, they upped sticks and moved to the UK.
10pm Given how many Brits have taken to swanning off Down Under every year - many of whom stay for the long haul - it was only ever going to be a matter of time before this stunning series upped sticks and headed there too.
Taking Gebrselassie's words to heart, Farah upped sticks, moved his life to America and teamed up with coach Alberto Salazar and since then the rest of the world has, incredibly, got the better of him only once at an outdoor championships, the report further said.
Garbage Nearly a decade has passed since Shirley Manson and her 90s alt rockers last toured, but they've upped sticks and taken to the road again in support of their latest studio album.
Lanigan launched his training career from Revida Place in 2007 but it has been empty since last December, when he upped sticks to Kingsdown Stables in Lambourn.
The Welsh Affairs Committee, challenging the Tories' plans to savage S4C's budget and make it part of the BBC, suggested it was time the channel upped sticks and left the capital, spreading economic benefits and saving a few bob.
But it is a country which has fascinated the English for centuries and led so many Brits to have upped sticks and gone to live in remote French peasant cottages in stunning country villages.
It's very similar with the world rankings, as since I upped sticks six weeks ago they haven't really got away from me there, so obviously world No.
Ditching the booze and the drugs in favour of keeping her own sanity, she upped sticks and moved to a shack in Nashville where she fell in love, had kids and enjoyed the simple life.
Seven years in Birmingham has brought ten-fold growth for the Birmingham office of the Knight Frank agency, which earlier this year upped sticks for larger premises In 1998, seven staff moved into the company's first Birmingham base at 85-89 Colmore Row.
Stop press--escapees wanted Channel Four is currently making a second series of the popular series No Going Back, about British people who have downed tools and upped sticks.
The charismatic little car is a Midlands icon and many feel that BMW stole the family silver when they upped sticks and took the Mini with them.