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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Still, parties seeking to use predictive coding may try to hang their hats on the case, says William Gont, a shareholder at McAndrews, Held & Malloy.
When he's not out on the lonesome highway of "Thunderstorms and Neon Signs" (the title of his first album and best-known song), Hancock and his band hang their hats at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas.
Study after study is throwing up - at best - contradictory findings with little for the "pro GM" faction to hang their hats on.
Some teams in our conference can hang their hats on one package.
Establishing a Hall of Fame would not address the main issues uncovered by the racing review, but it would give the group members a success on which to hang their hats.
Physical fitness advocates finally have something to hang their hats on: A large-scale analysis released by the California Department of Education confirms that physically fit kids perform better academically.
No, of course they will not - they will find yet another daft peg to hang their hats upon.
The city's Institute of Contemporary Art will feature seventy-six artists who hang their hats in Greenpoint, Red Hook, and points between, including Nayland Blake, Kristin Lucas, and the dean of DUMBO himself, Vito Acconci.
Misner stresses that there are two reasons why he feels it is important to let businesspeople everywhere know about the inaccuracy of this iconic concept upon which a lot of networking pros hang their hats.