Hang-by
Hang-by Hang"-by` (-b[imac]`), n.; pl. {Hang-bies} (-b[imac]z`). A dependent; a hanger-on; -- so called in contempt. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • hang-by — noun A dependent; a hanger on; so called in contempt B. Jonson …   Wiktionary

  • hang-by — …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang by a thread — or[hang by a hair] {v. phr.} To depend on a very small thing; be in doubt. * /For three days Tom was so sick that his life hung by a thread./ * /As Joe got ready to kick a field goal, the result of the game hung by a hair./ Compare: HANG IN THE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang by a thread — or[hang by a hair] {v. phr.} To depend on a very small thing; be in doubt. * /For three days Tom was so sick that his life hung by a thread./ * /As Joe got ready to kick a field goal, the result of the game hung by a hair./ Compare: HANG IN THE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang by a hair — See: HANG BY A THREAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang by a hair — See: HANG BY A THREAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang\ by\ a\ hair — • hang by a thread • hang by a hair v. phr. To depend on a very small thing; be in doubt. For three days Tom was so sick that his life hung by a thread. As Joe got ready to kick a field goal, the result of the game hung by a hair. Compare: hang… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hang\ by\ a\ thread — • hang by a thread • hang by a hair v. phr. To depend on a very small thing; be in doubt. For three days Tom was so sick that his life hung by a thread. As Joe got ready to kick a field goal, the result of the game hung by a hair. Compare: hang… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hang by a thread — or hang in the balance to be very likely to fail His career now hung by a thread …   English dictionary

  • hang by a thread — If something hangs by a thread, there is a very small chance indeed of it being successful or surviving …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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