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hang out (one's) shingle

To start a business of some kind. I'd be glad to take on your case—after years at that law firm, I'm finally hanging out my shingle.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang up (one's) shingle

To start a business of some kind. I'd be glad to take on your case—after years at that law firm, I'm finally hanging up my shingle.
See also: hang, shingle, up

shit on a shingle

rude slang Creamed chipped beef (processed beef that has been salted and dried, served in a white sauce) on top of toast. A traditional staple of military mess halls, where the term is often used. Primarily heard in US. I know it isn't a very glamorous meal, but one of my favorite meals growing up was always shit on a shingle! After eight years on active duty, I've had more shit on shingles than I care to recount.
See also: on, shingle, shit

stew on a shingle

slang Creamed chipped beef (processed beef that has been salted and dried, served in a white sauce) on top of toast. A traditional staple of military mess halls. Primarily heard in US. I know it isn't a very glamorous meal, but one of my favorite meals growing up was always stew on a shingle! After eight years on active duty, I've had more stew on shingles than I care to recount.
See also: on, shingle, stew

something on a shingle

slang Creamed chipped beef (processed beef that has been salted and dried, served in a white sauce) on top of toast. A traditional staple of military mess halls. Primarily heard in US. I know it isn't a very glamorous meal, but one of my favorite meals growing up was always something on a shingle! After eight years on active duty, I've had more something on shingles than I care to recount.
See also: on, shingle, something

hang out one's shingle

Open an office, especially a professional practice, as in Bill's renting that office and hanging out his shingle next month. This American colloquialism dates from the first half of the 1800s, when at first lawyers, and later also doctors and business concerns, used shingles for signboards.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang out your shingle

begin to practise a profession. North American
The main and oldest sense of shingle is ‘a wooden roofing tile’, but in the early 19th century the word developed the more general sense of ‘a piece of board’, while in the USA it also acquired the particular meaning ‘a small signboard’. Literally, hanging out your shingle refers to hanging up a sign that advertises your profession.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang out/up your ˈshingle

(American English, informal) start to do business from your home, especially as a doctor or a lawyer: After graduating, he decided to hang out a shingle as a consultant.
See also: hang, out, shingle, up

shit on a shingle

n. creamed chipped beef on toast. (see also creamed foreskins. Military. Usually objectionable.) Oh, no, it’s shit on a shingle again tonight.
See also: on, shingle, shit
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Top performer in Six Nations so far: CJ Stander (Ireland) 58 METRES MADE Steff Evans 222 Rhys Patchell 117 Gareth Anscombe 109 Gareth Davies 109 Aaron Shingler 106 IT hasn't been just about putting his hand up for carrying, either, for Steff Evans.
Another powerful Shingler performance underlined how superbly he has taken his opportunity this season in a Wales back-row currently shorn of injured British and Irish Lions Sam Warburton, Taulupe Faletau and Dan Lydiate.
Former Scarlets play-maker Shingler followed it up by increasing the home advantage to 15 points with penalties in the 24th and 29th minutes.
Russell and Shingler were caught up in a personal duel with the Warriors ace kicking two penalties and converting tries from Henry Pyrgos and Lee Jones and the Blues star sinking four penalties and converting a try from Tom James before his crucial miss.
Four minutes later Shingler doubled Cardiff 's lead to 6-0, but rather than fall further behind with Nacewa in the bin, Leinster took the lead seconds before his return when James Tracy burrowed over.
Scarlets went clear when Shingler converted that and added another penalty to give them a 25-13 lead but Munster fought back.
But Shingler revealed that after seeing Wales claim a third Grand Slam since 2005 this year - with his brother Aaron earning a first Test cap against the Scots - it was clear where his allegiances lay.
As the IRB has been advised that Shingler represented Wales Under 20 against France Under 20 in 2011 it would therefore indicate that he is tied to Wales and ineligible to play for any other Union.
However, Shingler played at fullback for Wales Under-20s against France in the 2011 Six Nations when both nations declared the age-group squads as their second XVs - effectively handcuffing the players involved to those nations.
With that in mind, Shingler and colleague Clay Schultz created Time Engineers, an instructive video game for kids in seventh to 10th grade.
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Shingler and chef Keith Ellis of Cook's Pots & Tabletops, the exclusive sales agent for Evo in Eugene, will be demonstrating the $2,495 outdoor appliance from noon to 2 p.
In the past few years, my client base has encountered a lot more problems than it had in the past, just due to the economy," says Aaron Shingler, founder of Washington, D.