Definition of hang one's hat in English:

hang one's hat

phrase

North American
informal
  • Be resident.

    • ‘Nobody seemed to know exactly where Jason Farrell was hanging his hat these days.’
    • ‘Need a place to hang your hat in Manhattan, but lack the necessary means to make it happen?’
    • ‘Armed Forces Retirement Homes provide residents with much more than just a place to hang their hat.’
    • ‘He has been unforthcoming, even to members of his own band, about where he currently hangs his hat.’
    • ‘Granted, I'm biased: I hung my hat there for some time, gratefully learning how to be a culture journalist, and later even contributed commentary.’
    • ‘He currently hangs his hat at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, where he conducts seminars on the War on Drugs for law enforcement officials.’
    • ‘Where do you hang your hat if you're looking for a change of scenery?’
    • ‘I'm blessed occasionally to hang my hat at some fancy abodes, and I'll concede to being spoiled during 2003 at the Windsor Court in New Orleans, the Four Seasons on Maui and Charleston Place in South Carolina.’
    • ‘My friend and former business partner, Barry, came to my rescue when he suggested that since we had opened an office in Bulgaria a year earlier, it might be a good idea for me to hang my hat in Sofia for a while.’
    • ‘If that doesn't suit, there are plenty of other places to hang your hat just hours away.’
    reside, have one's home, have one's residence, be settled
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