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hang something up

Slang definitions & phrases for hang something up

hang someone up

verb phrase

To stall or immobilize; frustrate; paralyze: The four would not be able to hang the entire jury up/ or some other means of transcending the realities that hang one up (mid1800s+)

hang something up

verb phrase

To abandon one's efforts; call it quits: Police have hung it up (1854+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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