hang out one's shingle

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EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

hang out one's shingle (third-person singular simple present hangs out one's shingle, present participle hanging out one's shingle, simple past and past participle hung out one's shingle)

  1. (idiomatic) To open an office or business, especially in a profession.
    She's good enough at fixing vacuum cleaners that she should hang out her shingle and try making some money at it.

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