DefinitionsTo hang*: to suspend or be suspended in the air; to kill or die by suspension from a rope. (Not recommended).
A hung parliament: a parliament without an overall party majority.
*Irregular verb alert:
to hang (a painting): hang / hung / hung
to hang (a person): hang / hanged / hanged
Hanging In the NewsFollowing UK elections, the Conservative Party has lost its majority, leading to a hung parliament and a shaky Brexit.
Between Labour, the Conservatives, and the Queen, it’s going to take Sherlock Holmes to figure out who’s in charge of Britain right now.
Hanging with Hang: a glossaryTo hang out: to relax and enjoy
Hang on! Wait!
Hanging by a thread: in danger of failing
To be hungover: suffering from the aftereffects of alcohol
To hang up: to end a phone call
Before you Brexit (a fake phone call)UK: Europe, I don't want to hang out anymore. I’m leaving you.
EU: Hang on, Britain!
UK: Our relationship is hanging by a thread.
EU: Can we at least talk to Ireland?
UK: He’s too hungover. Later, bro.
EU: No, don’t hang up!