(orig. US) to turn a corner in a motorcar; as in hang a left, hang a right.
|Current Sl. I:1 2/1: Hang a left To turn left.|
|(con. 1950s) Age of Rock 2 (1970) 103: Stick shift, as in grind me a pound. Hang a left.‘The Fifties’ in Eisen|
|Sign of Fool 9: Hanging a right, we took Pine Street.|
|CBer’s Handy Atlas/Dictionary 27/2: hang a U - Make a U-turn. The verb ‘hang’ is also used for any turn, as in ‘hang a left.|
|Minder [TV script] 51: The Cortina hangs a sudden right.‘You Need Hands’ in|
|(con. 1970s) King Suckerman (1998) 230: He drove down to Newton, hung a right.|
|(con. 1986) Sweet Forever 11: Take this all the way down to U Street, hang a left.|
|Black Tide (2012) [ebook] When Mr Connors comes out of the carparfk, he hangs a U-turn and he’s off.|
|Dead Long Enough 218: This fucking big van spins out of some little lane in front of me and hangs a righter.|
|Shame the Devil 11: Richard Farrow hotboxed his smoke while watching the black car hang a left.|
|Mystery Bay Blues 251: Les hung a right and followed the road.|
to turn left.
|AS L 1/2 60: Hang a Lilly at the next corner.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
see under louie n.2
to turn right.
|Coshocton Trib. (OH) 15 Mar. 4/4: Dear Helen: I thought you might like to hear one of the slang-things we read in your column has made it big at our school, but in a different way. You said ‘Hang a Roscoe’ or ‘Hang a Louie’ was ‘turn to the right’ or ‘left’ while you’re driving, as in ‘Hang a Roscoe at the clash’ (intersection).|
|Current Sl. II:4 6: Hang a Ralph, v. To turn right.|
|AS L 1/2 55: hang a Ralph ‘turn right’.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
|Campus Sl. Nov.|
(US) to go straight on.
|Current Sl. II:4 6: Hang a Sam, v. To go straight.|
see under U-ie n.