settle in

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settle in (third-person singular simple present settles in, present participle settling in, simple past and past participle settled in)

  1. (idiomatic) To get comfortable or established, as in a new place.
    I had just sat down in my favorite easy chair and settled in when the phone rang.
    It took me several months to settle in after the move to New York.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 67:
      Changing trains at Hereford, I catch the West Midlands Class 170 that is waiting for me at Platform 1. Plonking myself in a table bay, I settle in to enjoy the trip on what is another quiet train - well, until Ledbury, where a couple of dozen people are waiting.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see settle,‎ in.
    the colonists settled in Montreal, she intended to settle in the practice of law