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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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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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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References in classic literature ?
The stave was still there, and on it Starkey had hung his hat, a deep tarpaulin, watertight, with a broad brim.
Afterwards Jim said the witches be- witched him and put him in a trance, and rode him all over the State, and then set him under the trees again, and hung his hat on a limb to show who done it.
He reached the office, hung his hat on its accustomed peg, laid the letter and key upon the desk, and waited impatiently until Ralph Nickleby should appear.
And he hung his hat up on Bruno, who was standing in the middle of the room, too much astonished by the sudden change of scene to make any attempt at removing it, though it came down to his shoulders, making him look something like a small candle with a large extinguisher over it.
He hung his hat on a peg and flung himself into his seat with busi- ness-like alacrity.
Fox hung his hat away from the limelight that followed.
But the triptych Vortex Painting, 2004, is the fairest of them all: The flora-and-fauna fabric strip on the left and the contrapposto female form on the right recall the capricious stylistic combinations and masterly, if coldly blase, technical gifts on which Salle first hung his hat.
Ranieri has hung his hat on the England midfielder providing the enterprise and style to drive on his foreign legion of big-money stars.
RESHAPERS Nesbitt Burns recently made room for lawyer Barry Goldberg who previously hung his hat at Heenan Blaikie and Osler Hoskin & Harcourt where he honed his expertise in restructurings.