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hang off

to wait quietly to one side. The boys hung off a little, waiting to see what would happen next. Hang off awhile and don't do anything.
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hang off

v.
1. To be suspended from something: The ornaments hang off the chandelier.
2. To hesitate or remain behind: Hang off on that decision until the boss gets back.
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Let a piece of yarn measuring about 2" (5 cm) hang off the side.
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Speaking of monitors, on both of the models I used a 15-inch Presario 1510, which comes with speakers that hang off the side of the screen.