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hinge (up)on (someone or something)

To be dependent or reliant on someone or something. Our vacation plans hinge on how quickly the hurricane gets to the island.
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hinge (up)on someone or something

Fig. to depend on someone or something; to depend on what someone or something does. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than cm.) The success of the project hinges upon you and how well you do your job. How well the corn crop does all hinges on the weather.
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hinge on

Also, hinge upon. Depend or be contingent on, as in This plan hinges on her approval. This expression employs the verb hinge in the sense of "to hang," as a door would hang on a hinge, a usage dating from the early 1700s.
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hinge on

or hinge upon
v.
To depend on something or someone. Used of facts, events, and situations: The success of this play hinges on three weeks of rehearsal. Whether or not we reach our fundraising goal hinges upon our volunteers.
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Funds for the permanent transit hub, which will include a parking structure and bus stations, hinge upon a national transportation project bill.
Morris has been called upon to examine human remains, too, and to testify at the trials of suspected murderers when convictions hinge upon the time of death.
Over the medium to long term, improvements in Telecom's credit quality will hinge upon a sustained recovery of the Argentine economy and telecommunications services demand, and tariff relief as part of a sustainable regulatory framework for the fixed line business.
However, the success of the move will ultimately hinge upon the board's ability to build broad support among Hearts fans, and I am disappointed that we have not yet been able to achieve this.
Former Cheltenham Festival winner Sparky Gayle's participation in the Martell Grand National will hinge upon how he performs when he reappears at Newcastle on February 19.
To be sure, the outcome of this test will hinge upon subjective determinations by a court of law.
Maintenance of the current rating level and Outlook will hinge upon the county's return to structural balance beginning in fiscal 2005 and the development of a comprehensive plan to address the county's significant growth-related school capital needs, which could further increase the already above-average debt service budget burden.
Financial relationships often hinge upon the deposit side of the banking infrastructure," said Open Solutions product manager, Esther D'Albero.
Over the medium to long term, improvements in Telecom's credit quality will hinge upon a successful completion of its debt restructuring, sustained recovery of the Argentine economy and telecommunications services demand, and tariff relief as part of a sustainable regulatory framework for the fixed line business.
Future rating actions will hinge upon the characteristics of any restructuring scheme.
Recovery in risk-adjusted capital will continue to hinge upon the performance of Japan's equity market.
Additional new supply in this submarket may also hinge upon the decision of Goldman Sachs to either take full occupancy of or seek co-tenants for its 1.
The safety of information, the privacy of internal documents and records and the trust of customers and partners all hinge upon an organization's ability to assess its systems' vulnerabilities and manage the security of its IT infrastructure," said Scott Blake, vice president of Information Security at BindView.
The future success of Internet Telephony and critical services such as IP Telephony clearinghouses hinge upon open, international standards," said Stephen Thomas, CTO of TransNexus and co-editor of the ETSI standard - the Open Settlement Protocol.