have hung up and salted
have something hung up and salted
Rur. to know everything about something. (Often used ironically, as in the second example.) The historian sure had Louisiana history hung up and salted. Jim's sixteen years old, and he thinks he has the opposite sex hung up and salted.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- if you've a mind to do
- go at like a boy killing snakes
- It'll be a long day in January
- If it ain't chickens, it's feathers
- in an age of years
- faunch around
- stand there with bare face hanging out
- have a bad case of the simples
- have more than one string to fiddle
- I wasn't brought up in the woods to be scared by owls