To establish your own personal office and put a sign board over the entrance

Etymology:

  • This idiom originated in the 19th century, when Americans established their private office. They hung out signs that were mostly crafted and painted on shingle. Nowadays, if we have to identify the process of opening one’s office, hiring workers, and meeting other business criteria, we use this idiom.
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I’m very happy to see that you hanged out your shingle as, “Maria Celine, MBBS”.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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