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    Red face What does it mean by "Lady needs a place to hang her hat?"

    What does it mean by "Lady needs a place to hang her hat" except for the literal meaning?

    I guess it means "A she needs a place to settle down to work or live." Is is correct?

    The answers will be appreciated.

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    Re: What does it mean by "Lady needs a place to hang her hat?"

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    What does it mean by "Lady needs a place to hang her hat" except for the literal meaning?

    I guess it means "A she needs a place to settle down to work or live." Is is correct?

    The answers will be appreciated.
    A place to live, to call home.

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    Re: What does it mean by "Lady needs a place to hang her hat?"

    I see. Thank you.

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    Re: What does it mean by "Lady needs a place to hang her hat?"

    But you don't mean 'What does it mean by...'' You mean 'What does it mean?', and in this context you'd have to say 'What does [the sentence] "Lady needs a place to hang her hat" mean?'

    If you saw the sign "Lady needs a place to hang her hat" , you might ask (of someone who can also see the sign, or someone who you've told about the sign) 'What does it mean by "Lady"/ - does it mean 'woman', 'upper-class woman who regards herself as in some sense 'better' than other women', does it mean 'woman with the title Lady [like 'Lady Jane Grey', not 'Lady Gaga']?'

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    Re: What does it mean by "Lady needs a place to hang her hat?"

    There is a phrase (and a song) called "Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Home".

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