One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Begin to practise a profession.‘a license to hang out their shingle as a financial adviser’
work at, pursue a career in, have a career in, go in for, engage in, specialize in, ply, followView synonyms
- ‘The Los Angeles Angels hung out their shingle to little fanfare in 1961 as an American League expansion franchise.’
- ‘In mid-2001, Lucy again hung out her shingle and offered psychiatric help for five cents.’
- ‘‘Everything was great,’ she says of life before hanging out her shingle in 1999.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He negotiated a good lease, and hung out his shingle in an upscale neighborhood.’
- ‘Any would-be US candidate hangs out their shingle in the resigned knowledge that the opposing dirt unit will go like hell, as would theirs.’
- ‘After that, he hung out his shingle as a consultant.’
- ‘Those who hang out their shingle without this knowledge, perpetrate the myth that skill acquisition is not necessary.’
- ‘He carted them all back to his rent-stabilized walk-up on the Upper East Side and hung out his shingle in 1983.’
- ‘We should be able to hang out our shingle like any other professional.’
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