Meaning of “set up shop” in the English Dictionary

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"set up shop" in British English

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set up shop

to start your own business:

She set up shop back in 1965 with a very small restaurant in the Kings Road.

(Definition of “set up shop” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"set up shop" in American English

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set up shop

to establish a business:

Several chain stores have announced that they will set up shop in the new mall.

(Definition of “set up shop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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