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hang one's hat

Definition of hang one's hat in English:

North American informal Be resident.
Example sentences
  • Armed Forces Retirement Homes provide residents with much more than just a place to hang their hat.
  • He currently hangs his hat at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, where he conducts seminars on the War on Drugs for law enforcement officials.
  • Need a place to hang your hat in Manhattan, but lack the necessary means to make it happen?
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