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Pull up stakes   /pʊl əp steɪks/   Listen
Pull up stakes

Remove oneself from an association with or participation in.  Synonyms: depart, 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"

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"Pull up stakes" Quotes from Famous Books

... of that first hunting trip he made to the Watauga country. But Daniel was a hunter, an adventurer, an explorer who loved above all else space. He didn't like being crowded by a lot of neighbors. So again in 1773, calling his little family around the fireside one night, he told them he meant to pull up stakes and move on. They had only been there four years which was a brief time considering the laborious journey they'd had to get there, the hardships of life, of clearing ground and taking root again. However, if Rebecca offered protest it was overcome. Daniel had a way with him. Perhaps she even helped ...
— Blue Ridge Country • Jean Thomas

Words linked to "Pull up stakes" :   leave office, quit, change, step down, resign, leave, depart, go forth, drop out, go away

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