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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
My room-mate was introduced to me by the jailer as "a first-rate fellow and a clever man." When the door was locked, he showed me where to hang my hat, and how he managed matters there.
My beard I had once suffered to grow till it was about a quarter of a yard long; but as I had both scissors and razors sufficient, I had cut it pretty short, except what grew on my upper lip, which I had trimmed into a large pair of Mahometan whiskers, such as I had seen worn by some Turks at Sallee, for the Moors did not wear such, though the Turks did; of these moustachios, or whiskers, I will not say they were long enough to hang my hat upon them, but they were of a length and shape monstrous enough, and such as in England would have passed for frightful.
My room-mate was introduced to me by the jailer as "a first-rate fellow and clever man." When the door was locked, he showed me where to hang my hat, and how he managed matters there.
He will remain one of my racing heroes come the day I hang my hat up.
Having said all that, if you asked me today to hang my hat on Arsenal or Spurs nailing a top-four position come the end of the season, I'd still choose Mauricio Pochettino's side.
Because if I were going in as the Blues' new boss there'd only be two players I'd confidently hang my hat on.
Qatar Airways said it has introduced the "Hang My Hat" social media contest in honor of its newest destination, Dallas/Fort Worth.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 8, 2014-Qatar Airways celebrates Dallas/Fort Worth launch with Hang My Hat contest
THE BOOTS CARRIES MY LEAN OLD LEATHER/CASE/ UPTO A SINGLE, WHERE I HANG MY HAT. I OWE BEER, AND THEN "THE DINNER," AT WHICH/ I READ/ THE--SHIRE TIMES FROM SOUP TO STEWED/ FEARS...
The very first had 30 hits including You Can''t Hurry Love by Phil Collins, Baby Jane by Rod Stewart, Wherever I Hang My Hat by Paul Young and Karma Chameleon by The Culture Club.
So you see the saying, "wherever I hang my hat, I make it my home," is true.
"While everyone else was together in the euphoria of the Britpop of Blur/Oasis etc, it was comforting to hear a band sing about being an outsider and that was something I could hang my hat on.
"We didn't fire in any department and it would be hard to hang my hat on any player who played to his potential.
"When I signed him I said to Steve (Morgan) and Jez (Moxey) 'I'll hang my hat on him' and I would all day long," says McCarthy.
"Anywhere I hang my hat is home," goes the old Johnny Mercer standard.