put down roots
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (idiomatic) to establish oneself in a place; to become settled
- It might be hard for her to leave London after all these years: she's put down roots there.
- I haven't put down roots in this town yet, 'cause I've got trouble making friends here.
Note: These need to be re-checked since the two inaccurate definitions were merged into a new one.
to do things or acts which show that one wants to stay there