pull stakes
or pull up stakes phrasal to move out ; leave

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pull stakes — phrasal or pull up stakes : to move out : leave pulled up stakes and went abroad to live …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull up stakes — verb remove oneself from an association with or participation in She wants to leave The teenager left home She left her position with the Red Cross He left the Senate after two terms after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull up stakes — phrasal see pull stakes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pull up stakes — {v. phr.}, {informal} To leave the place where you have been living. * /We are going to pull up stakes and move to California./ * /The Jones family pulled up stakes three times in two years./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull up stakes — {v. phr.}, {informal} To leave the place where you have been living. * /We are going to pull up stakes and move to California./ * /The Jones family pulled up stakes three times in two years./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stakes — n. wager prize 1) big, high stakes (to play for high stakes) misc. (AE) 2) to pull up stakes ( to move elsewhere ) * * * high stakes (to play for high stakes) [ wager ] [ prize ] big [ misc. ] (AE) to pull up stakes ( to move elsewhere ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pull\ up\ stakes — v. phr. informal To leave the place where you have been living. We are going to pull up stakes and move to California. The Jones family pulled up stakes three times in two years …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull up stakes — move away, go to live in another place    We pull up stakes when winter comes. We move to Arizona …   English idioms

  • pull up stakes — move to another location They decided to pull up stakes and move to London …   Idioms and examples

  • pull up stakes — vp To move to a new home. When Bubberly lost his job, hepulled up stakes and moved to Italy. 1700s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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