hang something

British spoken old-fashioned
used for saying that something is not important

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hang something — british spoken old fashioned phrase used for saying that something is not important Thesaurus: words used for saying that something is unimportantsynonym Main entry: hang * * * ˈhang sth idiom ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang something up — ˌhang sthˈup derived (informal) to finish using sth for the last time • Ruth has hung up her dancing shoes. Main entry: ↑hangderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang something on — informal attach the blame for something to (someone) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang something out — ˌhang sthˈout derived (especially BrE) to attach things that you have washed to a piece of thin rope or wire, etc. outside so that they can dry; to attach sth such as a flag outside a window or in the street • Have you hung the washing out? •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a peg to hang something on — see ↑peg, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑hang a peg to hang something on Brit : something (such as a fact or issue) that is used as support or a reason for something said or done He used the incident as a peg to hang his theory on. • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) peg on which to hang something — a peg on which to hang something phrase something that gives you an opportunity or excuse for talking or writing about something Stock market falls gave the Conservatives a convenient peg on which to hang their plan to cut taxes. Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a peg on which to hang something — something that gives you an opportunity or excuse for talking or writing about something Stock market falls gave the Conservatives a convenient peg on which to hang their plan to cut taxes …   English dictionary

  • (a) peg to hang something on — a peg to ˈhang sth on idiom something that gives you an excuse or opportunity to discuss or explain sth • The character provides a peg to hang the writer s political ideas on. Main entry: ↑pegidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang up something — hang something on a hook a closet where he could hang up his clothes ■ informal cease or retire from the activity associated with the garment or object specified he will soon have to hang up his referee s whistle for good …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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