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    meaning of an idiom

    what is the meaning of the idiom "rolling up a stake"

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    Re: meaning of an idiom

    If you can provide the context, someone may be able to tell you.

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    Re: meaning of an idiom

    We have

    "pull up stakes" (colloquial), which means "to leave a place where one has lived for a long time in order to start a new life somewhere else".
    "roll up one's sleeves" (informal), which means "to prepare for action".

    Is "rolling up a stake" the hybrid of the two above?(Not a teacher)

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    Re: meaning of an idiom

    "Put up a stake"?
    refers to providing the money in advance.

    The bank put up a stake for the new housing development.

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