on the hook

  1. caught in a difficult or dangerous situation
    there I was back on the hook
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How To Use on the hook In A Sentence

  • It saves you messing about putting other materials on the hooklength which can be messy and time consuming.
  • Lloyd's is on the hook for close to thirty billion pounds in insurance and reinsurance. CORMORANT
  • I am of the view that regardless of how the bank cleanup is executed (whether it be a massive recapitalization a la TARP on roids, or a Swedish style bank nationalization) that the end result will be the same: the taxpayer will be on the hook for a couple trillion dollars. Archive 2009-03-01
  • Spit the beef firmly, or, if a bottle-jack is used, put the joint on the hook, and place it near a nice clear fire. The Book of Household Management
  • Philip hung the helmet on the hook behind the door.
  • Tom hung his coat on the hook behind the door.
  • Dozens of fishing nets had become snagged on the hooklike davits. SERPENT
  • Taking a tight grip on the hook, he began to pull it towards himself.
  • Tom hung his coat on the hook behind the door.
  • The worm was wriggling on the hook.
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