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Meaning of “up sticks” in the English Dictionary

"up sticks" in British English

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up sticks

UK (US pull up stakes) informal to take all the things that you own and go and ​live in a different ​place: This is the fourth ​time in five ​years that we've had to up ​sticks.
(Definition of up sticks from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “up sticks”
in Chinese (Simplified) 迁居别处,搬家…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遷居別處,搬家…
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