hang your hat

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 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.
See also: hang, hat
References in classic literature ?
said the master to him; 'don't hang your hat over one ear; you look like a madman
But if home be the other kind, let it be wide and long--enter you at the Golden Gate, hang your hat on Hatteras, your cape on Cape Horn and go out by the Labrador.
Rub your feet on that braided rug; hang your hat and cape in the entry there as you go past.
There's a man at Bayswater got one with such a nose that you might--I mark the king and play--that you might hang your hat on it.
But Harrington said: "Nothing came to light that you could hang your hat on.
But you can't hang your hat on Warburton's men and I'd steer clear of them.
But the former national boss remains one of the few men who you could absolutely hang your hat upon.
Home is inside of you, whether its mars, the ISS, earth, or where you hang your hat (space helmet).
Some might believe home is just where you hang your hat, but I know that home is where your heart is.
If Robopocalypse happens I will be in it, and I believe it's quite real, though you never want to hang your hat on anything," she said.
That's a pretty penny indeed - 15 million pennies for the asking price alone, not counting interest, taxes, the appliances, the utilities, the furniture, the repairs, the mop, the grass seed, the peg to hang your hat and all of that - all worth it, of course.
There is no player you would hang your hat on so to speak and Cahill is proving himself a decent footballer as well as defender.
She said: "You can't hang your hat on fashion forever, I think people want a substantive story that is meaningful to them whether they relate or not and they want to hear women talk about things that are important to them besides their desire to wear a pretty dress.
You can hang your hat on players like him week-in, week-out.