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Slang

hang-up

This page is about the slang term hang-up

Meaning

an emotional problem causing inhibition or unreasonable behaviour

For example

  • My sister Tanya's got a hang-up about her weight, and she's not even fat!

  • Doug's got a hang-up about his age, and he thinks he's too old to find a new partner even though he doesn't like being single.

Quick Quiz

Georgina has a hang-up about her weight, and it means she

a. doesn't eat enough

b. eats too much

c. doesn't care what she eats

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Contributor: Matt Errey