hang loose
phrasal to remain calm or relaxed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hang loose — phrasal : to remain calm and unruffled decided to hang loose and risk it Cyra McFadden * * * hang loose (slang) 1. To do nothing 2. To be relaxed • • • Main Entry: ↑hang * * * hang/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hang Loose — Geste Shaka Das Wort Shaka, begleitet von einer typischen Handhaltung, bei der die geschlossene Faust mit abgespreiztem Daumen und kleinem Finger gehoben wird (siehe Abbildung) ist ein ganz allgemein auf Hawaii und per Übernahme durch die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hang loose — AND stay loose in. to relax and stay cool. □ Just hang loose, man. Every thing’ll be all right. D Stay loose, chum. See ya later …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hang loose — vp To relax, take it easy. Hang loose when you go to the police station; don t go off the deep end. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hang loose — be calm, relax, do not be uptight    In Hawaii, they tell the tourists to hang loose to relax …   English idioms

  • Hang loose! — American, old fashioned something that you say in order to tell someone to stay calm and relaxed. Hang loose, guys! The rest of us will be there to back you up …   New idioms dictionary

  • hang-loose — ¦ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from hang loose (herein) : being highly informal, relaxed, unstructured, or uninhibited …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang loose — ► hang (or stay) loose informal, chiefly N. Amer. be relaxed. Main Entry: ↑loose …   English terms dictionary

  • hang loose — vb American to stay relaxed, keep cool, chill out. A vogue term from the late 1950s and early 1960s when it characterised the noncha lant state of detachment aspired to by beatniks, jazz musicians, etc. The phrase (still heard occasionally) is… …   Contemporary slang

  • Hang loose — relax; chill out …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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