settle down (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb settle down (2).

Meaning: to start living a conventional life with a steady job and a stable partner, especially after getting married

For example:

  • settle down Eventually I'd like to settle down, but before that I'd like to see the world.

  • settle down Do you think he'll ever settle down and raise a family?

Quick Quiz:

After years of living on the road and travelling the world, Robert finally settled down

a. with a wife in the suburbs

b. and went to sleep

c. to start a new adventure

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