on the hook for

Definition of on the hook for

US, informal

  1. :  owing money for (something) :  responsible for (something) He's still on the hook for the cost of the repairs.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  something intended to attract and ensnare

    :  anchor

  1. :  to form into a hook :  crook

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

    :  steal, pilfer

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