off the hook
phrasal 1. out of trouble 2. free of responsibility or accountability

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — {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 — may refer to: Off the Hook (radio program), hacker radio show Off the Hook (song),a 2006 single by Cansei de Ser Sexy Off the Hook (Xscape album),a 1995 album by Xscape Off the Hook (compilation album), a compilation album from the Now That s… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Off the hook — can refer to: *A telephone left off its telephone hook* Off the Hook, a hacker radio show hosted primarily by Emmanuel Goldstein and others involved with * Off the Hook , a single by the Brazilian band Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS) …   Wikipedia

  • off the hook — If someone is off the hook, they have avoided punishment or criticism for something they have done …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • off\ the\ hook — 1. (off the hook) (590↑, 204↓) Off the hook is actually a modernization of a series of slang words. Closely related to off the chain, there refering to something being so fresh and new that its literally right off the store shelf. (started in… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Off the Hook² — Infobox Album Name = Off The Hook² Type = Album Artist = Various Artists Background = darkseagreen Released = 2003 Recorded = Various Times Genre = Pop Length = ? Label = Universal Music Reviews = Last album = Off The Hook This album = Off The… …   Wikipedia

  • off the hook — adjective a) Relieved of a duty, burden, responsibility, or pressure. When the boss assigned the project to Tom, the rest of us were relieved to be off the hook. b) Performing extraordinarily well. <!Say what? That is just a sportscaster error …   Wiktionary

  • off the hook — having avoided a difficult situation. He s just happy to be off the hook on that harassment charge. Usage notes: often used with the verbs get or let: She got him off the hook by lending him her class notes …   New idioms dictionary

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