Occasionally Hitchcock would have ideas for films, or chunks of films, but no real story to hang them on.
"I used to hang out at this school... because I was in love with the most beautiful teacher I ever knew," he told the students.
hang out in these states long enough and people will start whispering about your intentions for 2012.
My career used to hang on whether or not I was reviewed in the mainstream press.
They can hang on to the cash for future political runs—or just leave it in the bank to collect interest.
If the Dutch catch this hero of yours they will hang him as sure as I stand here.
There is only one point on which I wish or intend to hang any reproach.
If this story was true it would be just the sword he needed to hang over Jenkins.
The events of your life may hang on this day, on this one letter.
Well, they were going to hang him, but he was only a kid, hardly sixteen.
a fusion of Old English hon "suspend" (transitive, class VII strong verb; past tense heng, past participle hangen), and Old English hangian (weak, intransitive, past tense hangode) "be suspended;" also probably influenced by Old Norse hengja "suspend," and hanga "be suspended." All from Proto-Germanic *khang- (cf. Old Frisian hangia, Dutch hangen, German hängen), from PIE *kank- "to hang" (cf. Gothic hahan, Hittite gang- "to hang," Sanskrit sankate "wavers," Latin cunctari "to delay;" see also second element in Stonehenge). As a method of execution, in late Old English (but originally specifically of crucifixion).
Hung emerged as past participle 16c. in northern England dialect, and hanged endured only in legal language (which tends to be conservative) and metaphors extended from it (I'll be hanged). Teen slang sense of "spend time" first recorded 1951; hang around "idle, loiter" is from 1830, and hang out (v.) is from 1811. Hang fire (1781) was originally used of guns that were slow in communicating the fire through the vent to the charge. To let it all hang out "be relaxed and uninhibited" is from 1967.
late 15c., "a sling," from hang (v.). Meaning "a curtain" is from c.1500; that of "the way cloth hangs" is from 1797. To get the hang of (something) "become capable" is from 1834, American English. Perhaps originally in reference to a certain tool or feat, but, if so, its origin has been forgotten. It doesn't seem to have been originally associated with drapery or any other special use of hang.
'To get the hang of a thing,' is to get the knack, or habitual facility of doing it well. A low expression frequently heard among us. In the Craven Dialect of England is the word hank, a habit; from which this word hang may perhaps be derived. [John Russell Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," New York, 1848]
1. To wait for an event that will never occur. "The system is hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive". See wedged, hung.
2. To wait for some event to occur; to hang around until something happens. "The program displays a menu and then hangs until you type a character." Compare block.
3. To attach a peripheral device, especially in the construction "hang off": "We're going to hang another tape drive off the file server." Implies a device attached with cables, rather than something that is strictly inside the machine's chassis.