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- adj. Relieved of a duty, burden, responsibility, or pressure.
- adj. Performing extraordinarily well.
- adj. Of a telephone, having an open connection; not hung up.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. freed from some obligation or difficulty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. freed from danger or blame or obligation
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With runners on first and third with one out in both frames, Nick Swisher and Melky Cabrera let Weaver off the hook by not coming through.
Kevin McNulty of Newark agrees: A phone can be on the hook, but it must be off the hook to be used.
Don’t think you are getting off the hook by going cardio-free.