2018년 2월 17일 토요일

Dic:// on the hook


─. on the hook:

1. Held responsible (for something); obliged or committed (to something).

  • I would think very carefully signing your name to those documents. If something goes wrong in the company, it could be you on the hook.
  • I'm on the hook for nearly half a million dollars after my partner skipped town with the company's pension fund!
2. In a continually and/or indefinitely delayed condition or state.
  • We've had the suspect on the hook in the interrogation room for about 12 hours now. We're keeping him guessing in the hopes that he'll let some information slip.

─. on the hook for (US, informal): owing money for (something); responsible for (something)
  • He's still on the hook for the cost of the repairs.


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