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hang loose

1. To remain calm. I know you're eager to get inside, but you need to hang loose while I find my keys.
2. To relax or unwind. I'm excited to spend a night hanging loose and watching movies with my girlfriends.
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hang loose

 and stay loose
to relax and stay calm. Just hang loose, man. Everything'll be all right. Stay loose, chum. See ya later.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hang loose

Relax, take it easy, as in Just hang loose and it will all work out. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hang loose

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
1. If you tell someone to hang loose, you are telling them to relax or not to be too serious about something. Get something to eat and come back to the office. And hang loose.
2. If you hang loose, you spend time relaxing and enjoying yourself. I just want to hang loose with some old friends.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

hang (or stay) loose

be relaxed; refrain from taking anything too seriously. informal
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hang/stay ˈloose

(informal, especially American English) remain calm; not worry: It’s OK — hang loose and stay cool.
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hang loose

and stay loose
in. to relax and stay cool. Just hang loose, man. Everything’ll be all right. Stay loose, bud.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

hang loose

Relax, take it easy. This expression dates from the mid-1900s and became very popular during the hippie era of the 1960s. R. S. Parker had it in Effective Decisions (1977), “It is a popular philosophy today to ‘hang loose, trust your feelings, do what you really want to do.’”
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Errol Blyth, the SIS greyhound commentator, mentioned before `the race' that Hang Loose `used to be' trained by Calvert.
A 49's spokesman said: "We will remove Hang Loose from our database and it will not appear again.
There is a world of difference between finishing strongly over four bends and truly getting six, but both Hang Loose and Kilgrogan Tex shape as if the stiffer test will prove within their compass.
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This time he has let his locks hang loose in a grey and very dull fashion.
HANG LOOSE relished the switch to a galloping track when recording the fastest time in the heats of the William Hill Puppy Cup over 480m at Brough Park on Tuesday, and can follow up in tonight's pounds 2,000 final at 9.39pm.
I was very happy when I saw that for four furlongs of the race Richard was allowing his reins to hang loose, with no contact with the horse's mouth - I knew from that there was plenty left.
HANG LOOSE, who had shown promise at Sunderland whilst giving the impression that a more galloping track would suit, confirmed that view with an impressive performance in the heats of the William Hill Puppy Cup over 480m at Brough Park on Tuesday, writes Jonathan Kay.
HE went for a bald look in Daredevil, but now superstar Colin Farrell is letting it all hang loose for his latest film.
Tom Hamilton (Sunderland) Regal Puppy Trophy: 11-8 Nialls Star, 5 Droopys Dietmar, Royston King, 8 Hang Loose, Moral Prince, Unreal, 12 Droopys Magno, 16 Unassailable, 25 bar.
Their third album maintains respect for the "analogue lifestyle" of the past and mixes infectious party tunes (The Hang Loose) with dope-addled philosophy (Acid Raindrops).
But Liz Hurley chose to let it all hang loose at the weekend.