Hang in balance

They had stopped working and were just hanging around to talk. The older pupils went straight to the podium, but the younger ones hung back out of shyness. His works hang in most major museums.

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Nearby words balznce hang in the balance handyperson hane hanefiyeh hanepoot hanford hang in the balance. Let that matter hang until our next meeting.

Gothic hahanHittite gang- "to hang," Sanskrit sankate "wavers," Latin cunctari "to delay;" see also second element in Stonehenge. He hung by her balannce, unwilling to leave. They hung on his every word.

It doesn't seem to have been originally associated with drapery or any other special use of hang. In the sense of legal execution, hung is also quite common and is standard in all types of speech and writing except in legal documents. Hang fire was originally used of guns that were slow in communicating the fire through the vent to the charge.

This expression alludes to the suspended balance scale where an object is placed in one pan and weights are added one by one to the other pan until the two are balanced. Every payday he hangs one on. In the Craven Dialect of England is the word hanka habit; from which this word hang may perhaps be derived. They had stopped working and were just hanging around to talk.

hang in the balance - Wiktionary

He hangs around with an older crowd. Lynching is done by private persons, usually a mob, without legal authority. The accident hung up the traffic for several hours.

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hang in the balance

His future hangs on the outcome of their discussion. See also hang abouthang backhang behindhang inhang onhang outhang togetherhang uphang with. For example, The doctor said her life was hanging in the balance. Fog hung over the city. Baance has two forms for the past tense and past participle, hanged and hung.

He hung one on the bully and knocked him down. He was sentenced to be hanged by the neck until dead.

Perhaps originally in reference to a certain tool or feat, but, if so, its origin has been forgotten. His works hang in most major museums. As a method of execution, in late Bwlance English but originally specifically of crucifixion. The prisoner hung himself in his cell. Also hang in there. This pancake batter doesn't hang together.

Hang in the balance - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

That coat hangs well in back. Meaning "a curtain" is from c. Hung emerged as past participle 16c. His version of the story does not hang together. Be in a precarious condition or in a state of suspense.

He bqlance between staying and going. Who's she been hanging out with?

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