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off the hook

If you leave the phone off the hook, you do not put it back correctly and it will not ring.
If you are off the hook, you have escaped from a difficult situation: John's agreed to go to the meeting in my place so that gets/lets me off the hook.
(Definition of off the hook from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “off the hook”
in Chinese (Simplified) (电话听筒)未挂上, 脱离困境,脱身…
in Chinese (Traditional) (電話聽筒)未掛上, 脫離困境,脫身…
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