What does off the hook mean?

Definitions for off the hook

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word off the hook.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of off the hook in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of off the hook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    Comey let Clinton off the hook.

  2. Dennis Feltgen:

    Don’t think for a second that anybody is off the hook.

  3. Arthur Koestler:

    God seems to have left the receiver off the hook and time is running out.

  4. John Kelly:

    I’m not going to let you off the hook, you’ve got to solve this problem.

  5. Jodi Okun:

    My phone is ringing off the hook, the panic comes from a lot of families not understanding how financial aid works.

Images & Illustrations of off the hook

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