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    "take up his station"

    Hi there

    I was reading a cookbook, and there's one sentence I don't understand.

    "He would put a cast-iron skillet on the stove and, just to its left, on the tiled counter, a Pyrex brownie pan. Then hed take up his station in front of them, cracking the eggs into the Pyrex pan and whisking them lightly with milk."

    What does "take up his station" mean?
    Does it mean take action?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "take up his station"

    Take up his station = position himself

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    Re: "take up his station"

    I assume he stood at his kitchen worktop or, if he was a TV chef doing this publicly, behind the work surface, facing the camera.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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