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off the hooks

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  1. off the hooks

    "Off the hooks". Used in South Yorkshire, England to mean, Ill, not well, poorly. C 1950 Local pronunciation: off er 't hooks.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 3, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Off the Hooks

    An expression meaning “beyond hope of requisition for further service,” “completely done for,” whether on the score of chronic ill health, lunacy, or old age. This originally had reference to the Maypole stored away in Shaft Alley, Leadenhall Street, and perhaps other Maypoles elsewhere of post-Reformation days. As long as it rested “on the hooks” there was a likelihood of its being once more called into service. See “St Andrew Undershaft.”

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How to say off the hooks in sign language?

  1. offthehooks

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of off the hooks in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of off the hooks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of off the hooks

  1. off the hooksoff the hooksoff the hooksoff the hooksoff the hooks

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