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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When Newcastle are at it they are a better footballing team, and they must hang their hat on that.
1 If I tell somebody Pm looking for a woman who can get me out of a Third World prison, they start thinking Ross Perot--they have something they can hang their hat on
I wanted it to be a place where somebody could hang their hat and begin their career, continue their career, graduate their career and end their career after successfully making a lot of money.
A Steve Taylor penalty and a well-conceived touchdown from full-back Gareth Williams gave Pooler something to hang their hat on until the hour mark, when Neath fly-half Gareth McCarthy landed a penalty.
What is needed is a group of players Little and Brian Carey can hang their hat on with proven ability at this level.
Last year it was pretty clear we were going to be up around the top of the table all year so there was something for the supporters to hang their hat on.
It's amazing that Boro are in a situation where they need to hang their hat on one so young to try to solve a crisis.
Some teachers are always looking for something to hang their hat on for poor performance," Stewart says.
Still, parties seeking to use predictive coding may try to hang their hats on the case, says William Gont, a shareholder at McAndrews, Held & Malloy.
When he's not out on the lonesome highway of "Thunderstorms and Neon Signs" (the title of his first album and best-known song), Hancock and his band hang their hats at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas.
Study after study is throwing up - at best - contradictory findings with little for the "pro GM" faction to hang their hats on.
Establishing a Hall of Fame would not address the main issues uncovered by the racing review, but it would give the group members a success on which to hang their hats.
The city's Institute of Contemporary Art will feature seventy-six artists who hang their hats in Greenpoint, Red Hook, and points between, including Nayland Blake, Kristin Lucas, and the dean of DUMBO himself, Vito Acconci.