Definition of hang out one's shingle in English:

hang out one's shingle


North American
  • Begin to practise a profession.

    ‘a license to hang out their shingle as a financial adviser’
    • ‘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.’
    work at, pursue a career in, have a career in, go in for, engage in, specialize in, ply, follow
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