Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hang v.4

1. [1930s+] (US) to behave, usu. in combs., e.g. hang loose v.; hang tough v.

2. [1980s+] to endure, to suffer, to handle pressure.

3. [1980s+] to leave someone waiting.

In phrases

hang loose

see separate entries.

hang tight (v.)

[1940s+] (US) to sit, to wait, esp. under pressure.

hang tough

see separate entries.

hang with (v.)

1. [1930s+] (US) to associate with, to spend time with.

2. [1970s+] (US) to handle a situation, to endure.

how does that hang?

[1980s+] (US black) what do you think?

In exclamations

hang (it) easy!

[1950s–60s] (US) take it easy!