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Has a hook to it

Posted by Bob on April 06, 2003

In Reply to: Has a hook to it posted by MM on April 06, 2003

: Need help:

: Recognition has a hook to it.
: What does this sentence mean?

: Thanks

It would be helpful to have more of the context in which this sentence was found, but we can surmise this much about the author's intent: recognition (say, putting a name to a face) is "pulled" from memory the way a fish is pulled from the lake by a hook, or the way any kind of hook is used to pull something closer, where it can be seen more clearly.