sling one's hook

Definition of sling one's hook

British, informal

  1. :  to go away :  leave She angrily told him to sling his hook.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to throw with or as if with a sling

    :  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

    :  slingshot

    :  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

    :  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

  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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a trip made at another's expense

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