hang it

hang it (all)

A phrase used when one is annoyed or irritated. Hang it, I broke a nail. Oh, hang it all, I missed that important phone call.
See also: hang

hang it

Also, hang it all. An expression of annoyance, probably a euphemism for hell or damn. For example, Hang it! I locked my keys inside the car, or Hang it all, you don't need to push me.
See also: hang
References in classic literature ?
Nail down the lid; caulk the seams; pay over the same with pitch; batten them down tight, and hang it with the snap-spring over the ship's stern.
Failing that, hang it facing south, where the flares will be during times of low game movement.
Eli held up the proclamation, looking around the walls of his tiny shop trying to decide where he would hang it.
When he wanted to hang it in the living room, part of me hesitated, but I ended up saying yes.
Walk the extra step or two to hang it up in your closet, put it in a drawer or toss it in a hamper.
Hang it outdoors to catch the breeze, or put it in your home to remind you of the beach in the months ahead.
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