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hang together

1. To remain united. I know you two are mad at each other, but we really need to hang together as a family.
2. To fit together in a logical or sensible manner. I think they're lying because parts of their story just don't hang together.
3. To spend time with a particular group. My friends and I used to hang together a lot more before they all got boyfriends.
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hang together

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1. Fig. [for something or a group of people] to hold together; to remain intact. I hope our bridge group hangs together until we are old and gray. I don't think that this car will hang together for another minute.
2. Fig. [for a story] to flow from element to element and make sense. This story simply does not hang together. Your novel hangs together quite nicely.
3. Fig. [for people] to spend time together. We hung together for a few hours and then went our separate ways. The boys hung together throughout the evening.
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hang together

1. Stand united, stick together, as in We must all hang together and tell the same story. [c. 1400]
2. Cohere, constitute a consistent whole. For example, The plot lines in that movie don't hang together. [Mid-1500s]
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hang together

v.
1. To stand united; stick together: Our band has managed to hang together for five years.
2. To constitute a coherent totality: The play had several plot lines that did not hang together.
3. To spend time together: My friends and I like to hang together at the mall.
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But at first, it scarcely seems to hang together at all.
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Sadly, the three elements don't hang together as a whole.
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Talented writer-director Wes Anderson repeats his mistakes from The Royal Tenenbaums - too many characters, too much detail and an underlying story that doesn't hang together.