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"set up shop" in American English

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set up shop

to ​establish a ​business: Several ​chainstores 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)







"set up shop" in British English

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set up shop

to ​startyour own ​business: She set up shop back in 1965 with a very ​smallrestaurant in the Kings Road.
(Definition of set up shop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set up shop”
in Chinese (Simplified) 创办自己的企业…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開創自己的企業, 創業…
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