But they are the practical stuff of which the future safety of American diplomats abroad will hinge.
The fall elections promise to hinge on whether people believe that the employment picture is bright or dark.
The 2012 election was, as Alter says, “a hinge of history,” though the question it posed remains to be answered.
Yet the key development will hinge on sanctions aiming to suffocate the regime, a current point of division.
Yet a congressional staffer close to the negotiations says that an eventual agreement may hinge on an even smaller technicality.
Each side or shell is comparable to a door, opening and shutting on a hinge.
Is there no circumstance on which this whole case appears to hinge?
Fasten the boards together with battens placed upon the inside, and hinge it to the bottom of the stable.
As Grahame had surmised, she was now the hinge of Livingstone's scheme.
This leaves an eight-inch opening in front over which we will hinge a door.
c.1300, "the axis of the earth;" late 14c. as "movable joint of a gate or door," not found in Old English, cognate with Middle Dutch henghe "hook, handle," Middle Low German henge "hinge," from Proto-Germanic *hanhan (transitive), *hangen (intransitive), from PIE *konk- "to hang" (see hang (v.)). The notion is the thing from which a door hangs.
c.1600, "to bend," from hinge (n.). Meaning "turn on, depend" is from 1719. Related: Hinged; hinging.
A jointed or flexible device that allows the turning or pivoting of a part, such as a door or lid, on a stationary frame.