a peg to hang (something) on

noun phrase

Definition of a peg to hang (something) on

British
: 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.

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“A peg to hang (something) on.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20peg%20to%20hang%20(something)%20on. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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