hang onto (someone or something)(redirected from hangs onto)
hang onto (someone or something)
1. To continue to grasp or hold someone or something. I hung onto the ledge for dear life. Make sure you hang onto that camera. You don't want it to fall overboard.
2. To retain possession, custody, control, or employment of someone or something. Why are you hanging onto all this junk in the basement? Surely we don't need four cheese graters. Karen's one of our very best lawyers. We've got to hang onto her!
See also: hang
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