put down roots
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- (idiomatic) to do things which show that one wishes to stay put
- It might be hard for her to leave London after all these years, she's put down roots there.
- (idiomatic) to feel that one belong in a place
- I haven't put down roots in this town yet, 'cause I've got trouble making friends here.
to do things or acts which show that one want to stay there