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Plant roots meaning?

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Martins asked on Jun 21, 2020

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Ian
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replied on Jun 21, 2020
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Hi Martins,

This phrase means to settle down somewhere. To establish a home by spending time and creating relationships, networks, etc. in that location. Just like a seed grows roots and then doesn't move :)

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Robert
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replied on Jun 21, 2020
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Hi Martins,

I assume you just refer to the general expression of planting roots - not specific to an industry or functional practice, since you didn't mention that.

To plant roots means just to stick to 'something' (could be a geography, work position, ...). Visually you might want to imagine a tree - once the tree is for a certain period of time in the same place, it starts to develop roots and is sticking to that place .. and it gets more and more difficult over time to change it.

Hope this helps - if so, please be so kind and give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!

Robert

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Clara
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replied on Jun 23, 2020
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Hello!

It´s a lovely metaphore, we use it also in Spanish. It means settling down in one place, as plants set their roots and the don´t move.

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous replied on Jul 08, 2020

Dear Martins,

It means to settle down at one place (country, city) and develop your life there. Not traveling here and there.

Best,

André

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Hello Martins,

It means to settle down and be in the same place for a long time, developing your own life and moving there your interests.

Best,
Luca

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