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See: off the hook

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  • get off the hook —    If you do something wrong and manage to get off the hook, you avoid punishment or blame.     Barry was questioned by the police but his lawyer managed to get him off the hook …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get off the hook — get/let (someone) off the hook to allow someone to escape from a difficult situation or to avoid doing something that they do not want to do. John s agreed to go to the meeting in my place, so that lets me off the hook …   New idioms dictionary

  • get off the hook — See: OFF THE HOOK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get off the hook — See: OFF THE HOOK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the hook — {adv. phr.} Out of trouble; out of an awkward or embarrassing situation. * /Thelma found she had made two dates for the same night; she asked Sally to get her off the hook by going out with one of the boys./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the hook — {adv. phr.} Out of trouble; out of an awkward or embarrassing situation. * /Thelma found she had made two dates for the same night; she asked Sally to get her off the hook by going out with one of the boys./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Off the hook — Hook Hook (h[oo^]k; 277), n. [OE. hok, AS. h[=o]c; cf. D. haak, G. hake, haken, OHG. h[=a]ko, h[=a]go, h[=a]ggo, Icel. haki, Sw. hake, Dan. hage. Cf. {Arquebuse}, {Hagbut}, {Hake}, {Hatch} a half door, {Heckle}.] 1. A piece of metal, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • off the hook — ► having escaped from a difficult situation or punishment: be/get off the hook »Don t think you re off the hook on taxes just because you were paid in cash. get/let sb off the hook »The minister was last night under fire for letting the big banks …   Financial and business terms

  • get someone off the hook — get/let (someone) off the hook to allow someone to escape from a difficult situation or to avoid doing something that they do not want to do. John s agreed to go to the meeting in my place, so that lets me off the hook …   New idioms dictionary

  • get (somebody) off the hook — get (sb) off the ˈhook | let sb off the ˈhook idiom to free yourself or sb else from a difficult situation or a punishment Main entry: ↑hookidiom …   Useful english dictionary


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