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pull up stakes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpull up stakespull up stakes (also up stakes British English) informalLEAVE A PLACE to leave your job or home We’re going to pull up stakes and move to Montana. stake
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pull up stakesMoreover, when a business pulls up stakes or downsizes, an entire program can wither overnight.Our family pulled up stakes every few years when Dad was in the Army.So, he pulled up stakes and moved to Allen County to oversee a farm.Sometimes, staying put is a greater act of courage than pulling up stakes and starting anew.
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