Hi shawn EP;shawn EP said:Hi guys,
I have some trouble about the adage:Hang up one's fiddle when one comes home.
Need your explan, and thank you in advance
I think the "when one comes home" part is just added on to say, "I'm going to finish what I started, and then I will retire." I have heard, "he's going to hang up his gloves," and "I'm going to hang up my fiddle." I have never heard the last part.hang up one's sword or gloves or fiddle. Quit, retire, as in He's hanging up his sword next year and moving to Florida. The noun in these expressions refers to the profession one is leaving -- sword for the military, gloves for boxing, and fiddle for music -- but they all are used quite loosely as well, as in the example.