hang out one's shingle
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hang out one's shingle (third-person singular simple present hangs out one's shingle, present participle hanging out one's shingle, simple past and past participle hung out one's shingle)
- (idiomatic) To open an office or business, especially in a profession.
- She's good enough at fixing vacuum cleaners that she should hang out her shingle and try making some money at it.