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.
See also: hang, hat
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Peter's, the Great Pyramid, the Strasburg Cathedral and the Capitol in Washington were clustered against that wall, a man sitting on its upper edge could not hang his hat on the top of any one of them without reaching down three or four hundred feet--a thing which, of course, no man could do.
It is not to be wondered at that poor Twemlow should decline to inflict a letter on his noble cousin (who has gout in the temper), inasmuch as his noble cousin, who allows him a small annuity on which he lives, takes it out of him, as the phrase goes, in extreme severity; putting him, when he visits at Snigsworthy Park, under a kind of martial law; ordaining that he shall hang his hat on a particular peg, sit on a particular chair, talk on particular subjects to particular people, and perform particular exercises: such as sounding the praises of the Family Varnish (not to say Pictures), and abstaining from the choicest of the Family Wines unless expressly invited to partake.
He points out that Plaid Cymru, attracted 175,000 votes in the UK general election in 1970 as against 164,000 in 2017, a fact he wishes to "hang his hat on".
It's 15 Premier League games without opening his account for Newcastle with the ex-Monaco man only having his two goals in the League Cup to hang his hat on.
BY VICTORIA MCMAHON SUPERSTAR golfer Rory McIlroy has his pick of where to hang his hat but he admits he's a homebird at heart.
FRASER WISHART would hang his hat on Scottish football not being in the grip of an integrity crisis.
But Scotland Under-21 boss Billy Stark insists he can hang his hat on the hotheaded hitman ahead of a double-header against Luxembourg and Austria that could decide their Euro fate this week.
KEVIN Foley has been tagged Mr Consistency by Mick McCarthy to such an extent the manager reckons his versatile 25-year-old is someone he can always 'hang his hat on'.
Senate candidate, why not the man who was the subject of a recent Union Leader article, "Will Mitt Romney hang his hat in N.H.?"
Toshack will have to ask is Koumas someone he can hang his hat on - and the fact that Koumas chose Wigan over Everton and the fact he went on strike at West Brom all paint a picture.
Rather than "hang his hat" on these returning players, as McClaren stressed he was doing, it would be better to work on the defending of the players currently in the team.
He should hang his hat on the deer's muzzle or use some other means to show that this animal is being carried.
FRANCIS LEE: Peter has not got a scapegoat to hang his hat on.
This helps to explain the swollen middles of American command bureaucracies which themselves sometimes exist only to give a two- or three- star general a place to hang his hat. Two years ago, Derek Vander Schaaf, the Pentagon's deputy inspector general, studied almost 60 American commands around the world.