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The meaning of "off the hook"

" Off the hook "
Meaning:
No longer having to deal with something.
Example:
I know it's your turn to organise the Christmas party but you're off the hook, Judy volunteered to take over.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 19th century - in the writings of Anthony Trollope
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