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English definition of “be hung up on sth”

be hung up on sth

to be extremely interested in or worried by a particular subject and spend an unreasonably large amount of time thinking about it: Why are you so hung up on getting everything right?Continually thinking about
(Definition of be hung up on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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