hang out one’s shingle (to)

 Start a business, announce the opening of a business.
 ► “Merchants that hang out an electronic shingle in cyberspace don’t have to worry about shelf space and can target their marketing to interested customers at a fraction of the cost.” (Wall Street Journal, June 17, 1996, p. R6)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • hang out one's shingle — inf idi hang out one s shingle, to establish a professional practice, esp. in law or medicine …   From formal English to slang

  • hang out one's shingle — notify the public of the opening of an office especially a doctor s or lawyer s office He has decided to hang out his own shingle now that he has graduated from law school …   Idioms and examples

  • hang out one's shingle — verb to open an office or business, especially in a profession. Shes good enough at fixing vacuum cleaners that she should hang out her shingle and try making some money at it. Syn: set up shop …   Wiktionary

  • hang out one's shingle — {v. phr.}, {informal} To give public notice of the opening of an office, especially a doctor s or lawyer s office, by putting up a small signboard. * /The young doctor hung out his shingle and soon had a large practice./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang out one's shingle — {v. phr.}, {informal} To give public notice of the opening of an office, especially a doctor s or lawyer s office, by putting up a small signboard. * /The young doctor hung out his shingle and soon had a large practice./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang\ out\ one's\ shingle — v. phr. informal To give public notice of the opening of an office, especially a doctor s or lawyer s office, by putting up a small signboard. The young doctor hung out his shingle and soon had a large practice …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hang out one's shingle — N. Amer. begin to practise a profession. → shingle …   English new terms dictionary

  • hang out one's shingle — open an office …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hang out one's shingle — begin to practice a profession …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang out — verb Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to protrude and droop 2. slang live, reside transitive verb to display outside as an announcement to the public used chiefly in the phrase hang out one s shingle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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