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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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There's usually something everyone can find during these trips to hang their hat on when we get back home.
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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.
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"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.