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Dictionary entry overview: What does off the hook mean?
• OFF THE HOOK (adjective)
The adjective OFF THE HOOK has 1 sense:
1. freed from danger or blame or obligation
Familiarity information: OFF THE HOOK used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||off the hook [BACK TO TOP]|
Freed from danger or blame or obligation
I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand
safe (free from danger or the risk of harm)
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