on the hook for

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

hook play
  1. : a curved or bent device for catching, holding, or pulling

  2. : something intended to attract and ensnare

  3. : anchor

  1. : to form into a hook : crook

  2. : to seize or make fast by or as if by a hook

  3. : to connect by or as if by a hook


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up on the hook for? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!