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hang up one's shingle

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hang up one's shingle

verb phrase

To commence professional practice; open a law office, doctor's office, etc: He's passed his bar exam now, so he can hang up his shingle (1871+)

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