on the hook for
Definition of on the hook for
: owing money for (something) : responsible for (something) He's still on the hook for the cost of the repairs.
Word by Word Definitions
: a curved or bent device for catching, holding, or pulling
: something intended to attract and ensnare
: to form into a hook : crook
: to seize or make fast by or as if by a hook
: steal, pilfer
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