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    family branch

    Do the following two expressions have the same meaning to describe the situation in which a son who has lived with his parents is about to move out due to his marriage ?


    - establish a family branch
    - start a new family


    thanks

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    Re: family branch

    In AmE, we'd say that "he is leaving the nest." Once his wife is with child, we might say that he is "adding a branch to the family tree." "Starting a new family" doesn't necessarily mean that he is moving out from his parents' home, it just means that he is having a child.

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    Re: family branch

    thanks for your comments, then what is the difference between the following two and if the former is poissible to be used to mean ''leave the nest''

    - start a family
    - start a new family

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