hung-up

This page is about the slang term hung-up.

Meaning: (in phrase be hung-up on) to be overly concerned about something or someone

For example:

  • Why are people so hung-up on making lots of money? Wouldn't they be happier if they worked a bit less and spent more time with their family and friends?

  • Martin is really hung-up on looking young. He's in his forties and he still tries to look like a twenty-year-old boy.

Quick Quiz:

Lots of people seem to be hung-up on being famous. They'll do anything to

a. become famous

b. avoid being famous

c. see famous people

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Contributor: Matt Errey