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    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    set up house
    : to become settled in a house where you are going to live
    ▪ They moved to California and set up house in a suburb of Los Angeles.


    A house as well as an apartment?

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    I think you can "set up house" in an apartment. The idea is that one moves oneself into a new home.

    I think this is more of a British phrase.

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    What do Americans say instead?

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    Default Re: set up house

    To "set up house" means to establish your living space. It can mean in an apartment or home, even a tent.

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    I would say something like "they moved in."

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