Definition of let it all hang out in English:

let it all hang out

phrase

informal
  • Be very relaxed or uninhibited.

    • ‘While every one else was letting it all hang out, they sported suits, ties and short haircuts.’
    • ‘It is the end of yet another work week, so, it is time to let it all hang out, relax and have a couple of drinks.’
    • ‘People should go to a coffee house to let it all hang out, not to sit huddled in tiny groups, each keeping to itself, each pretending the others aren't there.’
    • ‘The place was jam packed, everyone seemingly letting it all hang out after the work week with their favourite brew and having a smoke.’
    • ‘In an interview in late 2002, the Massachusetts senator talked about the importance of ‘authenticity - to be who you are, to let it all hang out.’’
    • ‘Reflecting now on that degrading article, I have to accept that Carnival is no longer about freeing up and letting it all hang out.’
    • ‘A cast of any Shakespeare in the Park has, thanks to that marvellous ambiance, the luxury of letting it all hang out.’
    • ‘But wouldn't it be great if just once in a while candidates let it all hang out and had a little fun?’
    • ‘Perhaps they have parties on the weekend, where they let it all hang out.’
    • ‘It was rag week - the week when college students traditionally drink more than usual (if that's possible), neglect their studies and let it all hang out.’
    relax, loosen up, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, de-stress, unbend, rest, repose
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