get the hook

idiom

baseball, of a pitcher, informal
: to be removed
He got the hook after allowing three runs in the second inning.

Examples of get the hook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Christian was playing poorly in her second game back and expected to get the hook early, but Morrone kept her on the floor. Ethan Fuller, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Feb. 2023 To make room for these new series, some older shows could get the hook. Anne Easton, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Charles Bowles, mayor for only a few months in 1930, was the only Detroit mayor to be recalled from office, and the first big-city mayor in the nation's history to get the hook. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 27 Aug. 2021 If Boris doesn’t address this problem seriously and openly, however, his Cowardly Lion act will eventually get the hook. John O'Sullivan, National Review, 27 Aug. 2020

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“Get the hook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20the%20hook. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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