hinge on/upon sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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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 ​casehinged on the ​evidence of a ​witness who ​died before the ​trial. If a ​story or ​situationhinges on an ​idea or ​subject, it ​develops from that ​idea or that is the most ​importantsubject in it: The film's ​plothinges on a ​case of ​mistakenidentity.
(Definition of hinge on/upon sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hinge on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 依靠,取决于, (故事或情况)围绕着…展开…
in Chinese (Traditional) 依靠,取決於, (故事或情況)圍繞著…展開…
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