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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Instead he added: "There are some people in the side that previously I could have hung my hat on.
McCarthy said: "I'd hung my hat on him, offered him a contract and he had passed a medical.
Home was in the middle of a wood, miles from anywhere, a gingerbread cottage where I hung my hat until the day the king came.