Meaning of hang heavy in English:

hang heavy

(also hang heavily)

phrase

  • (of time) pass slowly.

    ‘time hung heavy in the schoolroom’
    • ‘with so little to do they felt the hours hang heavily on their hands’
    • ‘Not only has the Secretary of State bought a new residence in Edinburgh, she has devised outrageously costly ways of passing the time that hangs heavily on her hands.’
    • ‘Time hangs heavy on the spooky Buffalo restaurant.’
    • ‘Sprinkle on toasted and chopped hazelnuts or walnuts if time hangs heavy.’
    • ‘But Mother Agnes said she has never, in those sixty years, found time hanging heavily on her hands.’
    • ‘When Sir Robert Walpole retired into private life, time hung heavy on his hands, and Horace exerted himself to amuse his father.’
    drag on, go on and on, plod on, pass slowly, move slowly, creep along, limp along, crawl, hang heavy, go at a snail's pace, wear on, go on too long