Hang out the laundry

verb phrase

To drop paratroops from an aircraft (WWII Air Forces)


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  • Hang out to dry

    Abandon someone to danger, as in The squadron withdrew and just let us hang out to dry. This expression alludes to hanging wet laundry on a clothesline. [ ; 1960s ]

  • Hangover

    [hang-oh-ver] /ˈhæŋˌoʊ vər/ noun 1. the disagreeable physical aftereffects of drunkenness, such as a headache or stomach disorder, usually felt several hours after cessation of drinking. 2. something remaining behind from a former period or state of affairs. 3. any aftermath of or lingering effect from a distressing experience: the post-Watergate hangover in Washington. /ˈhæŋˌəʊvə/ […]

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    /ˈhæŋgrɪ/ adjective -grier, -griest 1. (jocular) irritable as a result of feeling hungry

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