hang (up) (one's) hat

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hang (up) (one's) hat

To live somewhere; to take up residence. I'm originally from the East Coast, but I hang my hat in San Francisco these days. I've been traveling around the world for so long that it feels strange to finally have a place to hang up my hat.
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hang one's hat (up) (somewhere)

to take up residence somewhere. George loves Dallas. He's decided to buy a house and hang his hat up there. Bill moves from place to place and never hangs his hat up anywhere.
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hang your hat

be resident. North American informal
2001 Kevin Sampson Outlaws End of the day though it ain't the Royal and that is where I want to hang my hat.
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References in classic literature ?
When the door was locked, he showed me where to hang my hat, and how he managed matters there.
My beard I had once suffered to grow till it was about a quarter of a yard long; but as I had both scissors and razors sufficient, I had cut it pretty short, except what grew on my upper lip, which I had trimmed into a large pair of Mahometan whiskers, such as I had seen worn by some Turks at Sallee, for the Moors did not wear such, though the Turks did; of these moustachios, or whiskers, I will not say they were long enough to hang my hat upon them, but they were of a length and shape monstrous enough, and such as in England would have passed for frightful.
Prof Charles Swanton said: "If this doesn't work I'll probably hang my hat up and do something else.
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The very first had 30 hits including You Can''t Hurry Love by Phil Collins, Baby Jane by Rod Stewart, Wherever I Hang My Hat by Paul Young and Karma Chameleon by The Culture Club.
But Wolves chief McCarthy insisted: "There are lads who I would hang my hat on in a season in the Premier League who have just not played as well as they can.
So you see the saying, "wherever I hang my hat, I make it my home," is true.
When I signed him I said to Steve (Morgan) and Jez (Moxey) 'I'll hang my hat on him' and I would all day long," says McCarthy.
And after a transatlantic haul to Chicago it turned out there was no better place to hang my hat than at the art deco clad Conrad Hilton.
Anywhere I hang my hat is home," goes the old Johnny Mercer standard.
Although not from the city, I would eventually like to hang my hat in Liverpool, having worked around the world for 23 years.
Gennoe has overseen Marshall's development since he started training with him as a 13-year-old and said: "I'd certainly hang my hat on David.
Obviously he has found "the place where I can hang my hat," after all those "wander years" in the United States.
He said: 'I've retired seven times to date and every time I decide to hang my hat up, somehow I hear about a project that's just too exciting for me to pass up and I decide to do one last job.