Synonyms for let it all hang out

Grammar : Verb
Spell : hang
Phonetic Transcription : hæŋ

Top 10 synonyms for let it all hang out Other synonyms for the word let it all hang out

Définition of let it all hang out

Origin :
  • a fusion of Old English hon "suspend" (transitive, class VII strong verb; past tense heng, past participle hangen), and Old English hangian (weak, intransitive, past tense hangode) "be suspended;" also probably influenced by Old Norse hengja "suspend," and hanga "be suspended." All from Proto-Germanic *khang- (cf. Old Frisian hangia, Dutch hangen, German hängen), from PIE *kank- "to hang" (cf. Gothic hahan, Hittite gang- "to hang," Sanskrit sankate "wavers," Latin cunctari "to delay;" see also second element in Stonehenge). As a method of execution, in late Old English (but originally specifically of crucifixion).
  • Hung emerged as past participle 16c. in northern England dialect, and hanged endured only in legal language (which tends to be conservative) and metaphors extended from it (I'll be hanged). Teen slang sense of "spend time" first recorded 1951; hang around "idle, loiter" is from 1830, and hang out (v.) is from 1811. Hang fire (1781) was originally used of guns that were slow in communicating the fire through the vent to the charge. To let it all hang out "be relaxed and uninhibited" is from 1967.
  • As in abate : verb lessen, grow or cause to grow less
  • As in manifest : verb exhibit, make plain
  • As in unveil : verb reveal
  • As in exhibit : verb put on view; present
  • As in flaunt : verb make an exhibition, show off

Antonyms for let it all hang out

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