put down roots
Settle somewhere, become established, as in We've put down roots here and don't want to move away. This metaphoric expression, first recorded in 1921, likens the rooting of a plant to human settlement.
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tango downTango down is military slang announcing that an enemy has been defeated in combat. It's been adopted in first-person shooter games when teams are strategizing over audio.
live, establish, reside, settle, last, linger, hang, stop, delay, remain, continue, stand, locate, squat, park, abide, colonize, lodge, dwell, inhabit
- put back,
- put back the clock,
- put behind one,
- put by,
- put down,
- put forth,
- put forward,
- put hair on one's chest,
- put heads together,
- put ideas into someone's head
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.