Definition of hang (or stay) loose in English:

hang (or stay) loose


North American
  • often as imperative Be relaxed; refrain from taking anything too seriously.

    ‘hang loose, baby!’
    • ‘Still, if you go in not expecting very much, and relax and just hang loose, you will find a lot to smile about.’
    • ‘I like to stay loose, and I don't want my concentration to peak too early.’
    • ‘He likes to joke around and is tremendous about creating a positive atmosphere so the guys can stay loose.’
    • ‘Some enjoy jabbering to everyone in sight, listening to music, and staying loose.’
    • ‘Besides, I figured I could do more good if I stayed loose.’
    • ‘The key I believe is to stay loose and just write whatever pops into your head.’
    • ‘So stay loose, study hard, continue to hone your skills, play level headed, and above all, play to win!’
    • ‘Hopefully this will restore my good humour: I need to hang loose and laugh for an hour or so.’
    • ‘‘Just chill out and hang loose,’ she said knowingly.’
    • ‘I hate to give him credit for anything, but guys like him and Jason have helped this team stay loose and get through some horrible things.’
    relax, become relaxed, unwind, ease off, ease up, become less rigid
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