hinge on


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to hinge on: contingent
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hinge on - be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"
build on, build upon, repose on, rest on - be based on; of theories and claims, for example; "What's this new evidence based on?"

hinge on

verb depend on, be subject to, hang on, turn on, rest on, revolve around, be contingent on, pivot on The plan hinges on a deal being struck with a new company.

hinge on

or upon
verb
To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable:
Translations
يَتَوَقَّف على
záviset na
afhænge af
snúast um, velta á
závisieť od
bağlı/tâbi olmak

hinge

(hindʒ) noun
the joint by means of which a door is fastened to a door-frame, a lid is fastened to a box etc and on which the door, lid etc turns when it opens or closes. I must oil the hinges.
hinge on
to depend on. The result of the whole competition hinges on the last match.