off the hook

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Performing extraordinarily well

That's five three-pointers in a row! Smith is off the hook!.

Of a telephone, having an open connection; not hung up

I think he left the phone off the hook so that nobody would call him.

Relieved of a duty, burden, responsibility, or pressure

Without any evidence, the police had to let the suspect off the hook.

rescued from a difficult situation, escaped from a trap
freed from danger or blame or obligation; "I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand"
be off the hook
be in the clear, not be punished, be blameless
off hook
A line is off hook when the line is closed and current is flowing
off hook
busy, in use, connected, not hung up
off hook
The signal that the telephone receiver has been lifted (activated) Originating off hook activates a dial tone on switched networks Destination off hook completes a call (and activates minute-by-minute billing for long distance calls)
off hook
The condition that results when a hookswitch operates (closes) to provide access to the circuit The state that your telephone is in when you pick it up In non-computer life, it usually means when the telephone connection is accidentally disconnected, such as "Someone must have left the phone off the hook " A modem that takes the phone "off hook" is taking control of the phone line, and it will usually then dial a phone number for you When a telephone line is "off hook," you are not able to receive calls from other people, unless you have call waiting See also on hook
off the hook

    Türkische aussprache

    ôf dhi hûk


    /ˈôf ᴛʜē ˈho͝ok/ /ˈɔːf ðiː ˈhʊk/


    [ 'of ] (adverb.) before 12th century. Middle English of, from Old English; more at OF.

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