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Relax, take it easy, as in Just hang loose and it will all work out. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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Words nearby hang loose
hanging stile, hanging valley, hanging wall, hang in the balance, hang it, hang loose, hangman, hangman's knot, hangnail, hang-on, hang one on
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How to use hang loose in a sentence
Chilian liked the little girl's to hang loose, and now it was down to her waist.A Little Girl in Old Salem|Amanda Minnie Douglas
And the man is so conscious of his tether, that even in the very presence of the unspeakably awful object, the chains hang loose!Essays on Modern Novelists|William Lyon Phelps
The Mojave men usually twist or plait it, while with the women it is allowed to hang loose.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
Then he let the reins hang loose on the pony's back, and he slapped Tom Spring with his fat hand upon the shoulder.The Last Galley|Arthur Conan Doyle
And I would give them this advice: When the colt is six months old, put a halter on him and let the strap hang loose.The Mule|Harvey Riley