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Pardoned, vindicated, released; allowed or able khổng lồ avoid blame, responsibility, obligation, or difficulty. At first, Sam was suspected of stealing money from the safe, but he was let off the hook after security camera footage showed it was someone else. A: "I thought you had that big work sự kiện tonight." B: "No, it got canceled, so I"m off the hook."2. Of a telephone receiver, not positioned on the cradle (typically resulting in a busy signal và the inability to receive sầu calls). That"s why you couldn"t get through lớn Grandma"s house before—her phone was off the hook.3. slang Very enjoyable or appealing. That band"s new song is really off the hook!See also: hook, off

*off the hook

Fig. freed from an obligation. (Alludes to lớn a fish freeing itself from a fishhook. *Typically: be ~; get ~; get someone ~; let someone ~.) Thanks for getting me off the hook. I didn"t want khổng lồ attkết thúc that meeting. I couldn"t get myself off the hook no matter what I tried.See also: hook, off

off the hook

Also, get or let off the hook . Released (or be released) from blame or annoying obligation, as in He was out of town during the robbery so he was off the book, or I don"t know how the muggers got off the hook, or Once they found the real culprit, they let Mary off the hook. This idiom alludes khổng lồ the fish that manages to lớn free itself from the angler"s hook và get away. See also: hook, off

off the hook

1 no longer in trouble or difficulty. informal 2 (of a telephone receiver) not on its rest, và so not receiving incoming calls. Hook in sense 1 is a long-standing (mid 15th-century) figurative use of the word to lớn mean ‘something by which a person is caught and trapped’, as a fish hook catches a fish.

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Sense 2 is a fossilized expression from the late 19th century, the early years of telephony, when the receiver literally hung on a hook.See also: hook, off

off the ˈhook

if you leave sầu or take the telephone off the hook, you take the receiver (= the part that you piông chồng up) off the place where it usually rests, so that nobody toàn thân can Call you: So many people were calling me that in the end I got tired of it và left the phone off the hook.See also: hook, off

off the hook

1. mod. no longer in jeopardy; no longer obligated. I’ll let you off the hook this time, but never again. 2. mod. crazy. (Referring lớn the telephone—disconnected.) She’s so ditzy—really off the hook. See also: hook, off

off the hook

Informal Freed, as from blame or a vexatious obligation: let me off the hook with a mild reprimvà.See also: hook, offSee also:

get off the hook

Idiom(s): get (sb) off the hookTheme: RELEASEkhổng lồ không tính phí someone from an obligation. (Informal. When someone is missing, this refers to lớn oneself.)• Thanks for getting me off the hook. I didn"t want lớn attend that meeting.• I couldn"t get off the hook by myself.

let (someone) off the hook

excuse someone from a penalty or promise He let me off the hook and I didn

let sb off the hook

Idiom(s): let sb off (the hook)
Theme: RELEASEto lớn release someone from a responsibility.• Please let me off the hook for Saturday. I have sầu other plans.• Okay, I"ll let you off.

off the hook

out of trouble or free from an embarrassing situation I think that I am off the hook now and won

off the hook|hook|off

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.

ring off the hook

receive sầu many phone calls We put an ad in the paper. Now the phone"s ringing off the hook!
off someone's bachồng off someone's feet off someone's hands off subject off the (starting) blocks off the air off the baông chồng of a lorry off the back of a truck off the bat off the beam off the beaten path off the beaten track off the blocks off the boat off the boil off the books off the chain off the charts off the cloông chồng off the cuff off the deep kết thúc off the deep end, lớn go off the face of the earth off the grid off the ground off the hook off the hook, lớn get/lớn be let off the hooks off the maps off the mark off the pace off the peg off the rack off the radar off the rails off the record off the reel off the reservation off the road off the shelf off the subject off the table off the top of (one's) head off the top of head off the top of one's head off the top of your head off the traông xã off the wagon off the wall off the wind off to a bad start right on the money right out right under one rigmarole rile up ring a bell ring leader ring me ring off the hook ring up RIP rip-off rip-snorting mad ripped off rise and shine rise to the occasion risky business
- Từ đồng nghĩa, bí quyết cần sử dụng từ tương tự Thành ngữ, tục ngữ off the hook