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hang together

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1. Fig. [for something or a group of people] to hold together; to remain intact. I hope our bridge group hangs together until we are old and gray. I don't think that this car will hang together for another minute.
2. Fig. [for a story] to flow from element to element and make sense. This story simply does not hang together. Your novel hangs together quite nicely.
3. Fig. [for people] to spend time together. We hung together for a few hours and then went our separate ways. The boys hung together throughout the evening.
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hang together

1. Stand united, stick together, as in We must all hang together and tell the same story. [c. 1400]
2. Cohere, constitute a consistent whole. For example, The plot lines in that movie don't hang together. [Mid-1500s]
See also: hang, together

hang together

v.
1. To stand united; stick together: Our band has managed to hang together for five years.
2. To constitute a coherent totality: The play had several plot lines that did not hang together.
3. To spend time together: My friends and I like to hang together at the mall.
See also: hang, together
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Though both Carrey and Madsen do their very best, they can't distract from the fact that this is all too unconvincing to really hang together.
Perhaps he could have done more with such a stellar cast, and perhaps the many stories don't hang together as tightly as they might.
So if your friend's guitar lessons means having one less afternoon a week to hang together, no biggie.
The paintings of Blinky Palermo and Richard Paul Lohse are given new life in this noisy context, and the gracious but improbable neighborhood of "white-ish" paintings by Agnes Martin, Robert Irwin, Roman Opalka, Bridget Riley, and Robert Ryman must certainly qualify as the first and last time these disparate but covertly harmonious objects will hang together.
If we do not hang together," he then said, "we most certainly will hang separately.
LT: I think it's probably that you can take a group of companies which are in so many ways fierce competitors and also active in the traditional crop input area -- knowing they won't see some payback in biotechnology for quite a while -- and find a common belief in this technology to the point that they're willing to hang together.
It makes clear how the ideas about church architecture and the place of the tabernacle discussed in CI, on the one hand, and the idea about priests and parish assistants discussed above, hang together.
But check out the bricks in the thing: each riff, sample, or rhythm fascinates, and they all hang together in mysterious patterns that lay bare the effort of their construction while defying gravity.
In a fierce attack on Sarwar's defence, Mr Menzies continued: "His story doesn't hang together.
Reading the Renaissance is one of those collections of essays, gathered from colleagues and mentors of the editor, that, in spite of its good intentions and in spite of some excellent essays, fails, like this sentence, to hang together.
It's hard to imagine that King intends his ballets to hang together so loosely when the dancers, the lighting, and associate artistic director Robert Rosenwasser's costumes seem so aimed at tight unity.
But at first, it scarcely seems to hang together at all.
By fiddling with the numbers and types of atoms in a cluster, researchers can ensure that the cluster's atoms will hang together even when they move close to another cluster to form a new material, says Purusottam Jena of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.