Put down roots
Meanings of "Put down roots"
to settle somewhere; to become established in a particular place (of a person).
"Put down roots" in lyrics
These dead man's boots, though they're old and curled
When a feller needs a job and a place in the world
And it's time for a man to put down roots
And walk to the river in his old man's boots
and she was fat. She had gotten married. And I looked
at the husband...I couldn't stop
looking...I thought: "This one should hang up his hat".[fn]To "hang up one's hat" is to retire or put down roots somewhere.[/fn]