Definition of Hinge upon
1. Verb. Be contingent on. "Your grade will depends on your homework"
Specialized synonyms: Build On, Build Upon, Repose On, Rest On
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Literary usage of Hinge upon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1920)
"Where no doubt exists that the injured person is an employee rather than an independent contractor, compensation may yet hinge upon the question whether or ..."
2. Leaves from My Chinese Scrapbook by Frederic Henry Balfour (1887)
"Superstition and obstructiveness of the most fatal type are thus made to hinge upon the doctrine of filial piety—which is by no means confined to a domestic ..."
3. The Fundamentals of Accounting by William Morse Cole, Anne Elizabeth Geddes (1921)
"This is true not only of purchases, but of expenses (like wages, insurance, and rent), of production, and of sales; and many of these hinge upon chains of ..."