a source of mental or emotional difficulty;
an obsession, problem, or concern about something
Related words and phrases:
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: We are all ready to go with the software update. We have received bids from three different suppliers and have chosen the best bid.
Colleague 2: There is just one problem. The boss has a hang-up with the software vendor that won the bid.
Colleague 1: What's her concern?
Colleague 2: Years ago, she had a very bad experience with a piece of software from the same vendor and now she refuses to ever use their software again.
Colleague 1: Even though the company has evolved and has a proven track record for supplying reliable software?
Colleague 2: What can I say? The boss has a hang-up with that company. We are going to have to choose another vendor.
A man and a woman are out on a date ...
Man: Here, let me pay for the movie tickets.
Woman: No. I can pay for my own ticket.
Man: I insist. I believe that the socially acceptable standard is for the man to pay.
Woman: This is the twenty-first century. Time to get over your hang-up. I am paying for my own ticket.
There is no gerund form for a hang-up.
1) The hang-up with the estate was that there were some sensitivities in Carson's life.
2) If you're a woman, it could also be a hang-up from your high heel habit.
3) The fourth one, purely from a personal hang-up I've got, is that I don't really like it when people abbreviate ...
4) ... simpler personal evolution is simply meeting girls in your own peer group, without the hang-up that they must be The One.
5) Painting's hang-up with representation, truth and photography has long subsided.
6) The hang-up here might be cost. You will note right away that prices for polarizing microscopes ...
7) But the Scot believes Villa are not suffering any mental hang-up about their failure to win in front of their own fans.
8) If they could only lose their hang-up about homosexuality they may be able to reconnect with the rest of humanity.
9) ... from the food enhancing drink to working with alcohol to do it yourself-treat for cultural hang-up, depression symptoms, solitude, anxiousness, as well as other uneasy affects.
10) I think expectations are the main hang-up in relationships and interactions. Sometimes, they are based on assumptions that are not ...
11) ... the fact remains that in America in particular, there is still such a hang-up about "Commies".
12) Substitute "clear" for "decisive" if the word generates a semantic hang-up for you that implies "overwhelming".
13) It just seems to be Britain that has a hang-up about soldiers on the streets.
14) If people didn't have a hang-up about caste then why would they mind being asked about it?
15) But she shaves religiously, and I think has a real hang-up about other things to do with looks, like needing to look thin, and ...
16) The hang-up was to obtain everything in one guitar. Now I'm not talking about gimmickry ...
17) Or was this some type of hang-up the Freudians have been writing books about for ten decades?
18) Most of the time if there's a hang-up, it's with scheduling. Artists tour in the summer and work on films.
19) A few weeks ago I made a comment on Facebook about my current grammar hang-up. It got a lot of comments from people agreeing with me!
20) Why does the Church still have a hang-up with birth control?