hang your hat on (something)

Hang your hat on (something)
To depend on OR believe in something.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hang (your) hat on (something) — 1. to depend on something. The company s earnings were up 70% last year, but I don t think you can hang your hat on that kind of growth. 2. to believe something. It s hard to hang your hat on a lack of money as the real reason they didn t take… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hat — W3S1 [hæt] n [: Old English; Origin: hAt] 1.) a piece of clothing that you wear on your head ▪ Maria was wearing a beautiful new hat. straw/cowboy/bowler etc hat in a hat ▪ a man in a fur hat bowler hatted/top hatted etc (=wearing a bowler hat,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hang — hang1 [ hæŋ ] (past tense and past participle hung [ hʌŋ ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 attach something at top only ▸ 2 attach something to wall ▸ 3 kill with rope ▸ 4 put something into position ▸ 5 about smoke/smells ▸ 6 be seen in the sky ▸ 7 spend time in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hang — hang1 W2S1 [hæŋ] v past tense and past participle hung [hʌŋ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(top part fastened)¦ 2¦(picture etc)¦ 3¦(kill/be killed)¦ 4¦(paper)¦ 5¦(door)¦ 6¦(mist/smoke/smell)¦ 7 hang open 8 hang in the balance 9 hang by a thread …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hang — 1 verb past tense and past participle hung /h / 1 HANG FROM ABOVE a) (T) to fix or put something in a position so that the bottom part is free to move and does not touch the ground: Hang your coat on the hook. b) (intransitive always + adv/prep)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hang — I UK [hæŋ] / US verb Word forms hang : present tense I/you/we/they hang he/she/it hangs present participle hanging past tense hung UK [hʌŋ] / US past participle hung *** 1) [transitive] to put something somewhere so that the top part is held in… …   English dictionary

  • hat — noun (C) 1 a piece of clothing that you wear on your head: straw/bowler/woolly etc hat: She wore an enormous flowery hat. 2 keep something under your hat informal to keep something secret 3 be wearing your manager s/teacher s etc hat informal to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hang*/*/*/ — [hæŋ] (past tense and past participle hung [hʌŋ] ) verb I 1) [I/T] to put something somewhere with its top part fixed and its bottom part free to move, or to be in this position Hang your jacket there.[/ex] Philip hung his hat on a hook behind… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hang up — phrasal verb Word forms hang up : present tense I/you/we/they hang up he/she/it hangs up present participle hanging up past tense hung up past participle hung up 1) [intransitive] to stop using a telephone at the end of a conversation Greg hung… …   English dictionary

  • Hang in Long Enough — «Hang in Long Enough» Сингл Фила Коллинза из альбома …But Seriously Выпущен сентябрь 1990 …   Википедия

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