American Slang Phrase!

As always, we have a new American Slang Phrase for our students learning English for Academic Purposes to practice and use!

This weeks American Slang Phrase is… “to let someone off the hook”


Phrase: “to let someone off the hook”

Meaning: To excuse someone from responsibility

Example: “She had homework to do instead of the dishes, so her mom let her off the hook”




This phrase is typically used when describing someones actions who doesn’t want to do something, or wants to get out of something.

But don’t think your professors will “let you off the hook” with your homework!!




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