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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There are no significant additions for us to hang our hats on - only an acknowledgement of what they do well and what they struggle at.
If we can hang our hats on anything with tonight's game, it's the defense.
We tend to work to pursue other types of business because we are a destination with many wonderful things to offer in addition to Beaver Lake, but bass tournaments are a positive thing for us to hang our hats on in Rogers.
She said: "The members recognised four years ago that they might need to move, but I did not think we'd end up with nowhere to hang our hats or store our election megaphone.
We wouldn't hang our hats on [ischemic] hours beyond 7," Griffith said, ".
We hang our hats on defense,'' Saugus coach Eric Olsson said.