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To 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 News

Following 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.

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!

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