American Idioms and Expressions

Off The Hook Idiom

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off the hook
What does off the hook mean?
to be out of trouble or free from an embarrassing situationI think that I am off the hook now and will not have to worry about the problem anymore.
off the hook
What does off the hook mean?
not at risk anymore; not obligated or required to do something anymore
off the hook
What does off the hook mean?
out of trouble or free from an embarrassing situation I am off the hook now and I will not have to worry about the problem anymore.


Some Random Idioms
make a nuisance of oneself
What does "make a nuisance of oneself" mean?
be a constant botherI didn't phone the apartment manager to complain about the sink because I didn't want to make a nuisance of myself.
nose (someone) out
What does "nose (someone) out" mean?
to push someone away, to exclude someoneThe older boy nosed the younger boy out of the line.
Horses for courses
What does "Horses for courses" mean?
Horses for courses means that what is suitable for one person or situation might be unsuitable for another.
walk out
What does "walk out" mean?
go on strikeMore than half of the workers at the factory decided to walk out on strike this morning.
eyes are bigger than one's stomach
What does "eyes are bigger than one's stomach" mean?
take more food than one can eatMy eyes were bigger than my stomach when I went to the buffet table and put too much food on my plate.
doo-doo
What does "doo-doo" mean?
dung; feces; shit
fall asleep
What does "fall asleep" mean?
to go to sleep I fell asleep as soon as I went to bed.

have a mind of its own
What does "have a mind of its own" mean?
a machine/vehicle does not do what you want it to doSometimes my car seems to have a mind of its own and it will not do anything that I want.
stand up (someone)
What does "stand up (someone)" mean?
to fail to keep an appointment or date with someone (usually used for a date with a boyfriend or girlfriend)The boy stood the girl up on a date last Saturday and now she will not talk to him.
feel blue
What does "feel blue" mean?
feel sad and depressed."I'm feeling blue because I haven't had anymail except bills for a long, long time."
by the skin of one`s teeth
What does "by the skin of one`s teeth" mean?
by a very small margin, barelyI arrived at the train station and was on time by the skin of my teeth.

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