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Radman

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Hi,

Could anyone please tell me what this idiom means?

They all managed to run away but the remaininig guys were caught on the hook.

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Please provide some more of the context.
 

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Dear Grumpy, it's just a sentecse and I have to know the meaning of ON THE HOOK, because I have to write an exmaple as a sentece,It's not a part of a context,So I cannot explain more:-(
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Without more context, it's not possible to say what this means.
 
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It's a poor sentence to test the meaning of the phrase, which isn't an idiom that I have heard. It could mean that they were caught at that time or in that place. However, context is always essential for understanding meaning.
 

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Thanks to all.
 

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"On the hook" means that you are responsible for something.

He had been paying her the interest on the loan, but he's still on the hook for the $10,000 of the original loan.
 
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