hang in

hung in; hanging in; hangs in

Definition of hang in

intransitive verb

informal : to refuse to be discouraged or intimidated : to keep going, trying, or working in a difficult situation … did not hang in long enough to win even a battle.— Marvin E. Frankel Hoping to hang in until some series he works on runs five years and makes him $50 million in syndication …— Chris Chase often used in the phrase hang in there If there was ever a mismatched couple it was this one, but the children begged them to hang in there.— Joseph WambaughIf she hung in there long enough, he would change. It just took a lot of patience with a little reasoning.— Gloria Naylor

First Known Use of hang in

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Hang in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hang%20in. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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