"hanging" Definition

  1. in difficulties. A man who is in great straits, and who is, therefore, prepared to do anything desperate to retrieve his fortunes, is said, among sporting men, to be “a man HANGING,” _i.e._, a man to whom any change must be for the better.

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Position in the dictionary: 1596 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: hangman’s wages, hannah, hansel, happy-go-lucky, haramzadeh, hard lines, hard mouthed un, hard tack, hard-up, hardy
Previous words in the dictionary: hang up, hang out, handseller, handling, handle, handicap, hander, hand-saw, hand-me-downs, hand

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