set up shop

set up shop
to establish a business or an organization.

Some companies have set up shop in other countries, like China.

UN agencies have set up shop all over the world.

Opposite of: close up shop

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • set up shop — 1. To open a trading establishment 2. To begin operations generally • • • Main Entry: ↑shop * * * set up shop phrase to start a business He set up shop as a photographer. Thesaurus: starting up in business …   Useful english dictionary

  • set up shop — Ⅰ. set up shop INFORMAL ► to start doing business somewhere: »Several European retailers have set up shop in the US. »Setting up shop on the web is an increasingly attractive option for young entrepreneurs. Main Entry: ↑shop Ⅱ. set up sh …   Financial and business terms

  • set up shop — verb a) To physically arrange a shop or workplace. He set up shop in his garage every Saturday. b) To establish a business. He set up shop as a doctor. Syn: hang out ones shingle …   Wiktionary

  • set up shop — organize a place to do business, buy a store    You could set up shop and sell this pizza. It s delicious! …   English idioms

  • set up shop — to start a business He set up shop as a photographer …   English dictionary

  • set up shop (to) —  Open for business.  ► “So Mr. Volchok and others have set up shop as on call fixers for the many professionals who depend on computers but don’t have a clue about how to fix them.” (Wall Street Journal, March 29, 1996, p. B1) …   American business jargon

  • set up shop — phrasal to establish one s business …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • set up shop — open a business …   English contemporary dictionary

  • set up shop on Goodwin Sands —    obsolete    to be shipwrecked off the Kent coast    A low lying island of some 4,000 acres in the English Channel was taken from (and named after) the Anglo Saxon Earl Godwin by the Norman conquerors and handed over to clerics who neglected… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • shop — /shop/, n., v., shopped, shopping, interj. n. 1. a retail store, esp. a small one. 2. a small store or department in a large store selling a specific or select type of goods: the ski shop at Smith s. 3. the workshop of a craftsperson or artisan.… …   Universalium

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