We all have to settle down someday

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Here’s an episode all about growing up. We all have to do it one day, don’t we? To settle down and to lay down some roots are expressions that we can use to talk about a time in a person’s life when they begin to do more adult things. There’s also often a time in a person’s life when they want to be little bit irresponsible and maybe do something a little bit crazy. We’ve got an expression for that too!

Maura Harp

Maura: So, we could say that someone is settling down and buying a house or someone is settling down and beginning their career. So you can really be specific about how that person is settling down.
Harp: Yeah. Because a person doesn’t need to do all of these. They don’t need to have a serious job, get married, have a family, all of them at the same time. You can do just one and be settling down.
Maura: Imagine doing them all at the same time? I’m tired just thinking about that. OK. So our first expression then was to settle down. So we’re going to now look at another expression with a similar meaning.
Harp: Yes. Our next expression is to lay down some roots.
Maura: Right. To lay down some roots.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

To take something on To act your age
To settle down Mommy and daddy
One day To get hitched
To lay down some roots To build a life
To sow your wild oats Sow, so, and sew

Podcast/Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Photo: ©icanhascheezburger.com

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