(to be) off the hook

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - off the hook

"(to be) off the hook"

to no longer be obligated or in jeopardy


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - off the hook

"(to be) off the hook"

to be very good;

to be excellent


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - off the hook

"(to be) off the hook"

to be extremely upset


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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - off the hook

"(to be) off the hook"

to be wild or crazy


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - off the hook

Two siblings are talking ...

Brother:  I know it's my turn to take Dad to his doctor's appointment Friday afternoon but a bunch of us really want to go camping this weekend. Could you please help me?

Sister:  OK.  I'll let you off the hook this once.  I'll take Dad for his appointment.

Brother:  Thanks very much.  The camping trip is going to be excellent.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - off the hook

Two siblings are talking ...

Sister:  How was your camping trip?

Brother:  It was off the hook. We had so much fun and the weather was perfect. We even saw a bear.

Sister:  So you had an excellent adventure?

Brother:  Fantastic, thank you.

Sunday Fun Idiom

"off the hook"

Sunday Fun Idiom - off the hook

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - off the hook

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I missed the proposal deadline. We lost the sale.

Colleague 2:  I suppose the boss is angry and upset.

Colleague 1:  She is furious. Completely off the hook. I will probably lose my job.

Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - off the hook

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was the party Friday night?

Friend 2:  It was wild and crazy. Lots of drinking and loud music and people fighting and it went until six in the morning.

Friend 1:  Sounds off the hook.

Friend 2:  It was!

(to be) off the hook - Usage:


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(to be) off the hook - Gerund Form:

Being off the hook, he had some extra free time.

(to be) off the hook - Examples:

1)  ... we pay for it by excessive taxes while letting the super rich corporations off the hook.

2)  ... statement from an eye witness, that will improve your chances for getting off the hook tenfold.

3)  As a typical lawyer he will do anything to get his client off the hook.

4)  ... and habits, you won't get far if you keep letting yourself off the hook. " It's easy to justify breaking an agreement with yourself because no one ...

5)  The Supreme Court has repeatedly trashed anti-discrimination law to let corporate wrongdoers off the hook.

6)  I refuse to cut the people in the " position of power " off the hook. They have failed way to many times, losing just seems to be accepted.

7)  ... to champion those you feel are worthwhile and don't let the slackers off the hook.

8)  Political leaders wanted to protect the taxpayer and not let businesses off the hook for making bad decisions.

9)  ... he's certainly let me off the hook for everything about my life that sucks.

10)  ... in large part to get the CIA off the hook for its failures and atrocities in SE Asia.

11)  I think it's important not to let Abraham Lincoln off the hook for so many of the crimes against civil liberties that he took during the Civil ...

12)  It is important not to let yourself off the hook when you forget to bless the food before you eat.

13)  Psychopaths make expert defense attorneys and are supremely skilled at getting themselves off the hook should accusations of incompetence be leveled at them.

14)  ... apocalyptically close to the brink of environmental destruction doesn't mean you're off the hook for environmental degradation.

15)  ... which reveals he's leaving town and gets Marty off the hook for any suspicions of that nature.

16)  Just because they contract it out doesn't let them off the hook

17)  Don't let your roommate off the hook for objects he broke that the University might charge you both for.

18)  This is his administration! Don't let him off the hook so easy on this! Think about it. That answer is not acceptable.

19)  Everything is to high any more basic needs are off the hook in prices every thing is up.

20)  Set your clocks for 8AM because the breakfast buffet is off the hook