看绝望的主妇学英语高频短语:Off the hook

Off the hook: Also, get or let off the hook. Released (or be released) from blame or annoying obligation. This idiom alludes to the fish that manages to free itself from the angler’s(垂钓者) hook and get away. [Mid-1800s].

中文释义:hook是“钩子”的意思,off the hook 的字面意思是“脱离了钩子”,这个习惯用语最初由来是:,上了钩的鱼又摆脱了鱼钩,重新获得了自由。后来到十九世纪中叶引伸为摆脱困境和摆脱责任。现在一般用来形容人,表示:“脱离困境,摆脱麻烦,如释重负,免于责罚”。例句:Thanks for getting me off the hook. I didn’t want to attend that meeting. (谢谢你帮我摆脱困境。我不想参加那个会议。)

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