- When you set up something, you make arrangements for that thing. You can set up a meeting, set up a date, or set up a vacation.
- We also use set up when we talk about establishing a businesses or some organization.
- When you set something aside you keep it or save it for us certain occasion. You can set aside money, set aside a bottle of wine, or set aside clothing.
- When something sets you back, it causes a delay
- We use set in when we talk about something unpleasant or unwanted. We use set in when something starts and we feel like it’s going to continue.
- When you set out to do something, you make a plan to do that thing. We usually use set out plus the to verb
- When something is set in stone it is firmly decided. This idiom gives us the image of the old days when things were written on the stone
- When you set the wheels in motion you begin doing something that you’ve planned
- When you set up shop, you start doing business yourself