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hang together

1. To remain united. I know you two are mad at each other, but we really need to hang together as a family.
2. To fit together in a logical or sensible manner. I think they're lying because parts of their story just don't hang together.
3. To spend time with a particular group. My friends and I used to hang together a lot more before they all got boyfriends.
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hang together

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1. Fig. [for something or a group of people] to hold together; to remain intact. I hope our bridge group hangs together until we are old and gray. I don't think that this car will hang together for another minute.
2. Fig. [for a story] to flow from element to element and make sense. This story simply does not hang together. Your novel hangs together quite nicely.
3. Fig. [for people] to spend time together. We hung together for a few hours and then went our separate ways. The boys hung together throughout the evening.
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hang together

1. Stand united, stick together, as in We must all hang together and tell the same story. [c. 1400]
2. Cohere, constitute a consistent whole. For example, The plot lines in that movie don't hang together. [Mid-1500s]
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hang together

v.
1. To stand united; stick together: Our band has managed to hang together for five years.
2. To constitute a coherent totality: The play had several plot lines that did not hang together.
3. To spend time together: My friends and I like to hang together at the mall.
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"In the end, the way the whole thing hung together wasn't to our satisfaction, so we will not be going ahead."
The handle of a pot can be inserted in its lid's knob; then, the two pieces can be hung together.
It was one of a set of four tapestry maps showing the Midlands counties of Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, which would have hung together to create a panoramic view of England, stretching from London all the way to the Bristol Channel.
is also on show at the exhibition - the first time the oil and watercolour versions have ever been hung together.
If you can afford to splash out, all three look stunning hung together in a double-height hall space or as a centrepiece for a reception room.
They hung together, and the question now is: "Will they hang separately?"
In an intimation of human skin, 30 jackets ranging in color from ivory to black hung together on one wall, their eviscerated linings hanging limply to the ground.