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Free from a difficult situation.
To be in a difficult situation is like hanging "on" a "hook"; to get free of the problem you must get "off the hook".
We've caught you again, but this time you won't get off the hook so easily!" You are "off the hook" when you are no longer responsible for some problematic situation. Example: "We found the guy who stole the money, so we know you didn't do it; you're off the hook." When you get yourself free from a difficult situation you are no longer "on the hook"; you are "off the hook." Example: "You're lucky; it turns out that Dad never heard you come in late last night." Answer: "Great, that means I'm off the hook!
by GetCrackinMcSlackin March 30, 2011
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To show something is approved, sound as a pound, better than good. Not to be confused with to be let off with something (old phrase).
A hot bird walks past you in a bar. You say "That bird was off the hook".
by RockNRollStar May 24, 2006
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off the hookinternet
You ain't off the hook just because you broke your legs, you stll have to go collect my money
by Brenda Donaldson May 26, 2009
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Wild, Chaotic, Unencumbered. Derived from ancient naval slang. The hook referred to the anchor. In violent storms, if the anchor would break loose from the seabottom (or break loose from the anchor chain - ref "Off the chain.."), the ship would be uncontrolled, free and wild. Utter chaos. Can you imagine anything more wild than a uncontrolled ship in a hurricane?
by OffTheHook June 01, 2009
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off the hookinternet
I almost had that bass but it got off the hook.
by Steven January 29, 2004
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synonym for busy - and not in the sense of "unavailable," but rather "sustaining much activity."
the Urban Dictionary is off the hook for October
by Anonymous October 04, 2001
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a word meaning cool, brilliant, wicked. made famous by MAXWELL from UK BIG BROTHER 6 (2005)! Said in London (cockney areas) as "Off the 'ook".
Nah man, that was off the 'ook.
by SpeakerBoxx UK August 11, 2005
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