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hang out one's shingle

Definition of hang out one's shingle in English:

North American Begin to practise a profession: a license to hang out their shingle as a financial adviser
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  • We should be able to hang out our shingle like any other professional.
  • The Los Angeles Angels hung out their shingle to little fanfare in 1961 as an American League expansion franchise.
  • He hung out his shingle in 1988 and has never been a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers because they do not represent his interests.
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