sling one's hook

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sling one's hook

British, informal
: to go away : leave
  • She angrily told him to sling his hook.

Word by Word Definitions

sling play
  1. : to cast with a sudden and usually sweeping or swirling motion

  2. : to throw with or as if with a sling

  3. : to serve (food) to a customer

  1. : an instrument for throwing stones that usually consists of a short strap with strings fastened to its ends and is whirled round to discharge its missile by centrifugal force

  2. : slingshot

  3. : a usually looped line (as of strap, chain, or rope) used to hoist, lower, or carry something

  1. : to place in a sling for hoisting or lowering

  2. : to suspend by or as if by a sling

  1. : an alcoholic drink that is served hot or cold and that usually consists of liquor, sugar, lemon juice, and plain or carbonated water

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


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