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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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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A libertarianism which confines itself to the narrow politico-legal sphere and which therefore lacks an ethical dimension is a very thin reed on which to hang one's hat, for which reason so few have--and, unless the situation changes, so few will.
What with the anemic economy, debt ceiling debate, stock market volatility and Medicare cuts to skilled nursing facilities, there's very little good news to hang one's hat on, save for one demographic positive: the burgeoning population of aging baby boomers set to utilize senior housing and related services.