“[Gingrich] has gone through a change in his life through his third marriage and he has decided to settle down,” Hudson said.
Like when she did that interview on the Today show she probably needed to wait a few days, you know, to settle down.
For Ivy League grads, New Orleans is the new hip place to settle down.
“People in their early twenties are not ready to settle down,” she says.
“I hope the constitution will be implemented and everything will settle down,” said factory worker Ahmed Abdul Karim.
"And settle down to our reading party," he replied, with a sudden gleam in his narrow eyes.
Besides, he was soon to be head clerk; it was time to settle down.
You may pick out any part of it you like, because I think I'll settle down here for good.
Here was the place for him to settle down, if he could arrange for a partnership.
Others, as we have seen, have tentacles and settle down at once.
"come to rest," Old English setlan "cause to sit, place, put," from setl "a seat" (see settle (n.)). Related: Settling. Cf. German siedeln "to settle, colonize."
From c.1300 of birds, etc., "to alight." From early 14c. as "sink down, descend; cave in." Early 15c. in reference to suspended particles in a liquid. Sense of "establish a permanent residence" first recorded 1620s; that of "decide" is 1620s. Meaning "secure title to by deed" is from 1660s.
Meaning "reconcile" (a quarrel, differences, etc.) perhaps is influenced by Middle English sahtlen "to reconcile," from Old English saht "reconciliation," from Old Norse satt "reconciliation." To settle down "become content" is from 1853; transitive sense from 1520s; as what married couples do in establishing domesticity, from 1718. To settle for "content oneself with" is from 1943.
"long bench," 1550s, from Middle English setle "a seat," from Old English setl "a seat, stall; position, abode; setting of a heavenly body," related to sittan "to sit," from Proto-Germanic *setla- (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch setel, Dutch zetel, German Sessel, Gothic sitls), from PIE *sedla- (cf. Latin sella "seat, chair," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle," Old English sadol "saddle"), from root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
To imprison, esp for a life sentence: Foley was ''pinched'' and ''settled'' in San Quentin (1899+)