hang together

hang together
hang together
1. Fig. [for something or a group of people] to hold together; to remain intact. •

I hope our bridge group hangs together until we are old and gray.

I don't think that this car will hang together for another minute.

2. Fig. [for a story] to flow from element to element and make sense. •

This story simply does not hang together.

Your novel hangs together quite nicely.

3. Fig. [for people] to spend time together. •

We hung together for a few hours and then went our separate ways.

The boys hung together throughout the evening.

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{v.} 1. To stay united; help and defend one another. * /The club members always hung together when one of them was in trouble./ Syn.: STICK TOGETHER. Compare: STAND BY, STAND UP FOR. 2. {informal} To form a satisfactory whole; fit together. * /Jack's story of why he was absent from school seems to hang together./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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