somewhere/some place to hang (up) (one's) hat

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somewhere/some place to hang (up) (one's) hat

Some house or area in which one lives, whether permanently or temporarily. I never really found anywhere that I would really call my home. Every city I've ever lived in has just been some place to hang my hat. After such a nomadic life in my 20s, I think I'm ready to settle down and find somewhere to hang up my hat.
See also: hang, hat, place, somewhere, to
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somewhere to hang (up) one's hat

Fig. a place to live; a place to call one's home. What I need is somewhere to hang up my hat. I just can't stand all this traveling. A home is a lot more than a place to hang your hat.
See also: hang, hat, somewhere, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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