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hang out (one's) shingle

To start a business of some kind. I'd be glad to take on your case—after years at that law firm, I'm finally hanging out my shingle.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang up (one's) shingle

To start a business of some kind. I'd be glad to take on your case—after years at that law firm, I'm finally hanging up my shingle.
See also: hang, shingle, up

hang out one's shingle

Open an office, especially a professional practice, as in Bill's renting that office and hanging out his shingle next month. This American colloquialism dates from the first half of the 1800s, when at first lawyers, and later also doctors and business concerns, used shingles for signboards.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang out your shingle

begin to practise a profession. North American
The main and oldest sense of shingle is ‘a wooden roofing tile’, but in the early 19th century the word developed the more general sense of ‘a piece of board’, while in the USA it also acquired the particular meaning ‘a small signboard’. Literally, hanging out your shingle refers to hanging up a sign that advertises your profession.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang out/up your ˈshingle

(American English, informal) start to do business from your home, especially as a doctor or a lawyer: After graduating, he decided to hang out a shingle as a consultant.
See also: hang, out, shingle, up

shit on a shingle

n. creamed chipped beef on toast. (see also creamed foreskins. Military. Usually objectionable.) Oh, no, it’s shit on a shingle again tonight.
See also: on, shingle, shit
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Complications Are Common For most people shingles heals after the rash is gone, but the condition can lead to serious complications--including blindness or hearing problems--if it occurs on the face.
It is a non-live, recombinant subunit vaccine for the prevention shingles (herpes zoster) in people aged 50 years or older.
About 10 percent to 20 percent of those who get shingles also develop debilitating nerve pain that can last for months, even years.
One of the biggest challenges in vaccine research is to create vaccines that are effective in older adults who are at greater risk for certain diseases, like shingles.
The pain associated with shingles has been described as sharp, shooting and throbbing, often with discomfort subsiding as the rash heals.
Haag engineers measured hundreds of shingles throughout 2008 and found that warranty-measurement estimates could be correlated for these shingle types:
7-fold increase in the rate of heart attacks in the first week after a shingles diagnosis.
So Kusher looked into ways to make shingles reflect more light.
You can skip a lot of heavy lifting by having your roofing supplier hoist the shingles onto the roof.
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash.
Older individuals were less affected, but shingles increased their risk of a heart attack by 10 per cent and of a "mini-stroke" by 15 per cent.
Because efficacy of the shingles vaccine appears to wane over time, it should not routinely be given to people in their 50s, according to information presented at a meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
During a storm, a number of the shingles were damaged or blown away.