Definitions for off the hook

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. off the hook(p)(adj)

    freed from danger or blame or obligation

    "I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand"


  1. off the hook(pred. adj.)

    No longer considered responsible; as, Jack admitted breaking the vase, so Jill is off the hook. Used in various situations, with reference to responsibility to perform an action, or guilt for some misdeed.


  1. off the hook(Adjective)

    Relieved of a duty, burden, responsibility, or pressure.

  2. off the hook(Adjective)

    Performing extraordinarily well.

  3. off the hook(Adjective)

    Of a telephone, having an open connection; not hung up.


  1. Off the Hook

    Off the Hook is a hacker-oriented weekly talk radio program, hosted by Emmanuel Goldstein, which focuses on the societal ramifications of information technology and the laws that regulate how people use them. It airs Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time in New York City on the community radio station WBAI 99.5 FM. It is also simulcasted online via streaming MP3, rebroadcast on various other radio stations, and has been made available as a podcast.


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