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Meaning of “off the hook” in the English Dictionary

"off the hook" in British English

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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 ​difficultsituation: 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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