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Idiom of the week – Let someone off the hook

Posted by englishlessons on October 24, 2017

Definition:

Let someone out of a difficult situation or let someone avoid doing something unpleasant

Examples:


I asked him to make a presentation, but he was so nervous about it that I let him off the hook and chose someone else to present.

I am relieved that my manager let me off the hook and gave the new project to someone else.

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