- v. to depend on, depend upon, be contingent upon
- v. be contingent on
- 1700, hinge (verb) + on. (Wiktionary)
“Kirby’s book, however, didn’t engage scientists on their terms; instead, he invoked disputes over fringe research in order to move the discussion into the realm of public opinion, where the conversation would hinge on impressions gleamed from sound bites, pull quotes, and drive-time radio segments.”
“All at once Lord Luxon questioned Alice’s counterfactual advice, for how could the fate of such a powerful nation hinge on the outcome of one reckless attempt to cross a river?”
“The case, then, would hinge on whether the Gottsdankers could show that Cutter had violated what in legal terms is referred to as an “implied warranty.””
“But Gordeyeva also predicted that the Olympic gold would hinge on Sikharulidze’s nerves.”
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