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get someone off the hook

Slang definitions & phrases for get someone off the hook

get someone off the hook

verb phrase

To aid someone in evading or preventing punishment, responsibility, etc: He falls for Ilona and winds up trying to get her off the hook (1864+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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