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dangle from (something)

To hang loosely from something, as if likely to fall. Can you secure that picture before it falls? It's just dangling from the nail.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dangle something from something

to hang something loosely from something else. She dangled a few small bells from the bottom of her skirt during the holidays. I dangled a bit of fish from the window so I could see how high the cat would jump.
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dangle from something

to hang from something. A number of colorful glass balls dangled from the branches of the tree. Some loose threads dangled from the bottom of his jacket.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When we were nearly at the spot the pony put down his head and threw up his heels, and sent the boy neatly over into a broad quickset hedge, and with the rein dangling from his head he set off home at a full gallop.
As I had been scrutinizing this weird monstrosity the balance of the herd had fed quite close to me and I now saw that while many had the smaller specimens dangling from them, not all were thus equipped, and I further noted that the little ones varied in size from what appeared to be but tiny unopened buds an inch in diameter through various stages of development to the full-fledged and perfectly formed creature of ten to twelve inches in length.
He then climbed over the balcony and was stuck dangling from there while no one was able to get to him from the inside.
County police commander Joseph ole Naipeyan on Wednesday said his body was found dangling from a tree, a few metres from the school compound at 7.40pm.
RAWALPINDI -- The uncovered electric wires dangling from electric poles in streets, roads, residential and commercial areas particularly congested localities of the town, pose a serious threat to human lives, but the authorities concerned seem unmoved.
RAWALPINDI: The uncovered electric wires dangling from electric poles in streets,roads,residential and commercial areas particularly congested localities of the town, pose a serious threat to human lives, but the authorities concerned seem unmoved.
The video shows the woman dangling from the balcony while many people gathered there to rescue her from falling off.
So, one of us went there to make use of it when he saw him dangling from the tree.
His aunt, said she returned home from a funeral in the neighbourhood only to find the boy missing.She searched for the boy and found him in the bedroom with his body dangling from the roof.
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RAWALPINDI -- The uncovered live wires dangling from electric poles and in streets and roads in residential and commercial areas, particularly congested localities of the town, pose a serious threat to human lives, but the authorities concerned seem unmoved.
Summary: Three window cleaners dangling from scaffolding high above a Manhattan street have been pulled to safety.
An AA spot check of 2,000 vehicles on motorways has shown that one in 20 - up to 1.5mn nationwide - have objects dangling from their rear-view mirrors, creating a blind-spot for drivers.
Dangling from his interior mirror were two large furry dice.