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pull up stakes

Definitions of pull up stakes
  1. verb
    remove oneself from an association with or participation in
    “after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes
    synonyms: depart, leave
    go away, go forth, leave
    go away from a place
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    leave office, quit, resign, step down
    give up or retire from a position
    drop out
    leave school or an educational program prematurely
    give up, renounce, resign, vacate
    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
    retire
    go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    top out
    give up one's career just as one becomes very successful
    fall
    lose office or power
    type of:
    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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