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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 

OFF THE HOOK (adjective)

Sense 1off the hook [BACK TO TOP]


Freed from danger or blame or obligation

Context example:

I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand


safe (free from danger or the risk of harm)

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