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hang out (one's) shingle

To open an office for one's own business or professional practice. After years working at that big law firm, I'm finally hanging out my shingle for my own private practice. After I graduated medical school and hung out my shingle, I had a little bit of trouble attracting new patients.
See also: hang, out, shingle

hang up (one's) shingle

To open an office for one's own business or professional practice. 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

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

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
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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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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