Slang – Hang out.
Meaning – To spend leisure time with someone. To spend time in a certain place or with certain people. To waste time – to do nothing productive.
This expression can also be used to describe spending time with certain people on a regular basis. “She’s been hanging out with Jack a lot lately.”
This idiomatic expression is a phrasal verb and it is not separable.
This phrasal verb also has a literal meaning. You can hang your clothes out, which means to suspend them from something for display or to dry them.
If you can’t hang out with someone then you might have to take a rain check (idiom). This expression is used to decline an invitation, on the implication that you may accept it some time in the future.
- “What are you doing tonight? Do you fancy hanging out with us at the park?”
In The News:
What is Slang?
Slang is informal language that is not considered standard or formal, and is typically used by specific groups of people or in specific contexts. It often includes words, phrases, and expressions that are not widely used in the mainstream, and can vary depending on region, social group, and age group. Slang is often used to express humour, sarcasm, or solidarity, but can also be controversial or offensive.
What is FunkyEnglish?
FunkyEnglish is a website that helps you improve your English. We offer quick lessons that teach idioms, slang, phrasal verbs and more. Visit our homepage to see our latest articles, or use the menu to find specific content!