Posted by Smokey Stover on March 05, 2008 at 04:49:
In Reply to: Hang in there posted by Federico Rodriguez on March 04, 2008 at 14:05:
: What is the origin of "Hang in there"?
I confess that I have not researched this. It sounds much like the exhortation to "hang on" or "just hang on," and the meaning is the same, as far as I can tell. It means persevere, or don't let the bastards grind you down, or keep the faith, or whatever variation on persevere suits the circumstances.