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hang in there

hang in there

Date: Sep 12 2013


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“If there’s anyone out there who is trying and they’re just losing hope, just hang in there.”
- Talk show host Jimmy Fallon on his and his wife’s struggle to get pregnant (Us Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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keep trying, don’t give up hope

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When you were a kid, did you ever play on a jungle gym? A jungle gym is a set of metal bars, usually in a playground or schoolyard, that kids can climb on. Kids also often like to hang off the bars, by their hands or their legs. It can be fun to do that kind of thing for awhile, but eventually your arms or legs get tired, and you want to come down.

But what if you couldn’t come down? What if there was a pit of alligators beneath you? Or what if someone told you that they’d give you $1,000 if you stayed up? You would want to hang in there and not let go.

The expression hang in there is usually used more metaphorically. It means to stay in a situation even when it becomes difficult. The hope is that, if you keep holding on, eventually you’ll see some positive results.

Jimmy Fallon and his wife probably had moments that they wanted to let go when they were having difficulty conceiving a baby. But, eventually, his wife got pregnant. That’s why he advises others to hang in there and hope for the best.

Was there a time when you were faced with a difficult situation but you decided to hang in there?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I know things are hard right now, but hang in there. It will get better.”

“My calculus class is so hard! My parents want me to hang in there, but I don’t know if I can do it.”

“In a relationship, it’s hard to know when to hang in there and when to call it quits.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

cubi1604 Be patient
by cubi1604
Stick to the hope, or continue trying..
by La Princesse de la vie
Bojana not give up in spite of all difficulties :)))
by Bojana
dearpesar keep trying, you will succeed
by dearpesar
Nijar Keep trying there.
by Nijar
Plx keep on, be patient
by Plx
Julissita Don't lose hope. Keep trying.
by Julissita

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South Africa

weeping only last for a moment, joy comes in the morning.. you are never alone dnt lose hope!

04:24 PM Sep 21 2013 |




People who have face problem on jobs or relationship, hang in there longer, hope everything can get over.

08:41 AM Sep 17 2013 |




Some of my family hang in many places for a baby, for some the wish became true, and for others not yet..

Let me close my eyes and make a wish’..............’. 


08:11 PM Sep 12 2013 |


United States

An addendum to this phrase is: ”...and don’t let go!”

07:14 PM Sep 12 2013 |


Russian Federation

Hope only on your strength and world will stay beautiful. Only goals of situation help to hang in there.

07:05 PM Sep 12 2013 |

Ya Nina


I suppose that in our daily life we very often meet with such situations when we can say ourselves: “Hang in there! Everything will be fine!”. However, there are such cases when somebody say it to you for supporting yourself. For example, recently my close friends became a mother and she had a lot of troubles with her health during the first days after birth of her wonderful daughter. She was tired and in panic. In that case I helped her during 24 hours and kept asked her to hang in there and sured her that she would be feel better every day. She believed me, her mood and health became better and her new life stop scaring her.

06:06 PM Sep 12 2013 |




if you hang in there, stay with it, you are gonna see possibilities you would never have seen before 




I think it’s important to know when to hang in there and when to call it quits.

Hanging in there mean you are ready to commit.

calling it quits means you have known what’s best for you.



that is the most word we said in our lifing times “hang in there ”. i am facing the situation i don’t know if i should hang in there or just give up. i am working as a sales person in a company. but the company has no training and i feel nothing to do. i have worked here for a month but i don’t have ways to find any customers. sometimes i think i am weasting my time but sometimes i just want hang in there. it’s hard to decide what to do.

02:49 AM Sep 12 2013 |

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