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    Cool Pick up one's roots

    What's the meaning of "pick up one's roots"?

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    "He picked up his roots and moved to New York "

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    Re: Pick up one's roots

    You put down your roots in the place in which you were born and raised, so if you move to another part of the country, you pick up your roots and move [like the Triffid plants in John Wyndham's novel].

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    Re: Pick up one's roots

    It's just a botanical metaphor, making people seem like trees with roots. Psychologically we do get attached to our friends and neighbourhood, don't we?

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