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hinge on/upon sth

phrasal verb with hinge uk   us   /hɪndʒ/ verb
If one thing hinges on another, the first thing depends on the second thing or is very influenced by it: The prosecution's case hinged on the evidence of a witness who died before the trial. If a story or situation hinges on an idea or subject, it develops from that idea or that is the most important subject in it: The film's plot hinges on a case of mistaken identity.
Translations of “hinge on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 依靠,取決於, (故事或情況)圍繞著…展開…
in Chinese (Simplified) 依靠,取决于, (故事或情况)围绕着…展开…
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