The British Idiom – Off the hook
Definition of Off the hook
To be off the hook means to be freed from an obligation or to avoid a difficult situation. It’s usually used with, “get” or “let” someone off the hook.
Examples of Usage of Off the hook
I was just happy to be off the hook on that shoplifting charge. He got her off the hook by saying that he was the one who had been driving at the time.
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