• persist, persevere, hold out; hold on to something
hang on a minute!
• wait for a moment!
hang on a person's sleeve
• follow someone around, be dependent on someone
hang on like grim death
• hold on tightly, hold on with all one's strength
hang on one's words
• listen very carefully
hang on to someone's words
• listen to someone attentively
hang on to the bitter end
• persevere until the very end; refuse to give up
peg to hang on
• starting point, opportunity to do or talk about something