On the hook

On the hook
1. waiting; being delayed;
2. in a difficult predicament

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • off the hook — adjective freed from danger or blame or obligation I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand • Similar to: ↑safe * * * 1) informal no longer in difficulty or trouble I lied to get him off the hook 2) (of a telephone receiver) not on its rest,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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  • 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

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