When one is being told to “hang it up” that means that you need to let it go, or move on. Also can be used in reference to one being lame and out of touch with something.

Hang It Up” also similarly refers to retirement.

Made popular in Nicki Minaj’s 2010 song ‘Roman’s Revenge’ ft. Eminem which was a diss to Lil’ Kim.
One hit wonder Silento still thinks he’s trending in 2020 with his Whip/Nae Nae crap from 2015? I think it’s fine for him to hang it up.
by Special and Rih Tahded March 10, 2020
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To "Hang It Up" means to hang ones self or to commit suicide.
A term used jokingly where I'm from. I don't know if it is used anywhere else.
Guy one: "What would you do if you found out Santa wasn't real?"

Guy two: "oh, hang it up for sure!"
by He who hung it up June 26, 2010
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1. To kill one's self, usually a prison term, to hang yourself with a sheet. Also a good way to wind up naked, in a paper johnny, in the infirmary, only say to screws who know you're kidding.
"Hey C.O., if you don't give me an extra corn bread I'm gonna hang it up!!!"
by Chode bone November 7, 2006
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when talking to someone and neither person wants to hang up first
person 1: "goodnight"

person 2: "goodnight"

-long pause-

person 1: "i thought you were going to hang up first

person 2: "well i thought you were going to hang up first"

person 1: "uh-oh looks like we have a hang up hang up"
by Khelleh February 14, 2011
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To have or cause to have emotional difficulties or inhibitions
You have not been yourself today. What's your hang up?
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something said constantly between two "in love" teenagers at the end of a phone call
Jeremy: "You hang up first."
Suzie: "I ain't hanging up first; you hang up first."
Jeremy: "Well I'm not hanging up until you hang up"
Suzie: "Well, ditto here!"

Then that lasts for another hour or so...
by Elijah360 May 31, 2009
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To refuse to speak to some one.
To be silent while some one is talking to you
You've hang up on me. (You've refused to speak to me)
by Joseph Nyamogo October 28, 2006
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