be hung over —(sl.) suffer from a hangover:
- Do not allow anyone to operate a forklift who is under the influence of alcohol or is hung over.
Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase be hung up—(sl.)
1. be bewildered or mentally confused:
- He was more than a little hung up, stupid from lack of sleep, worried about his work.
2. be delayed or stopped by smth.:
- Incidentally, I would have been here much sooner, but I got hung up.
hang over —(of customs, traditions, etc.) remain from the past:
- There’s arrogance that hangs over from the days of Empire, that tells us we don’t have to speak a foreign language.
See also: be hanged / be hung.