a peg to hang (something) on

Definition of a peg to hang (something) on

British

  1. :  something (such as a fact or issue) that is used as support or a reason for something said or done He used the incident as a peg to hang his theory on.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a small usually cylindrical pointed or tapered piece (as of wood) used to pin down or fasten things or to fit into or close holes :  pin, plug

    :  clothespin

    :  a predetermined level at which something (such as a price) is fixed

  1. :  to put a peg into

    :  to pin (laundry) on a clothesline

    :  to attach or fix as if with a peg: such as

  1. :  wide at the top and narrow at the bottom

hangplay
  1. :  to fasten to some elevated point without support from below :  suspend

    :  to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension

    :  to adjust the hem of (a skirt) so as to hang evenly and at a proper height

  1. :  the manner in which a thing is poised when suspended from above without support from below :  the way in which a thing hangs (see 1hang)

    :  declivity, slope

    :  droop

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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