hang for

hang someone for something

 
1. Lit. to execute someone by hanging for doing something. The state prosecutor will try to hang you for this crime. The sheriff wanted to hang fed for murder.
2. Fig. to extract an overly severe punishment for some deed. They are trying to hang me for a parking ticket. You can't hang me just for coming in late!
See also: hang
References in classic literature ?
They ran thus: "AN IMPENETRABLE MYSTERY SEEMS DESTINED TO HANG FOR EVER OVER THIS ACT OF MADNESS OR DESPAIR.
An impenetrable mystery" was sure "to hang for ever" as far as all mankind was concerned.
AN IMPENETRABLE MYSTERY IS DESTINED TO HANG FOR EVER.
Tis to be changed," interposed Robin; "then shall the men armed with warrants go hang for all of us.
At the end of the course, Pak Wing asked Kai Hang for her phone number and shortly afterward invited her out to take photos.