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Get Off the Hook

To liberate yourself from a repulsive or unpleasant obligation, to avoid a punishment


  • The expression originates from fishing. As a fish gets hooked, it badly tries to get itself off the hook. Similarly, if people find themselves in an unpleasant obligation, or get entrapped in a trouble, or they are to face any punishment, they just want to “get off the hook” by eliminating or purging them of all these unwanted worries and problems.

Thomas was not involved in abusing other kids but he also got punished.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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