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Hanging and wiving go by destiny an expression of fatalism about the course of one's life; proverbial saying, mid 16th century.

the Hanging Gardens of Babylon legendary terraced gardens at Babylon, watered by pumps from the Euphrates, whose construction was ascribed to Nebuchadnezzar (c.600 bc). They were one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

See also hang, be hanging over someone's head, there are more ways of killing a dog than hanging it.

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