What is Off The Hook?
Off the hook is actually a modernization of a series of slang words. Closely related to off the chain, there refering to something being so "fresh" and "new" that its literally right off the store shelf. (started in reference to clothes, the hangar being the hook)
Them shoes are off the hook dog.
That party was off the hook!
1. exceeding the minimal standard of satisfaction.
2. appealing to one's mind
That song is off the hook!
To express such demand or activity that it is beyond normal conditions.
Out of control.
Stems from: A phone ringing so much that it remains off the hook as a result. (so busy)
Man that cat was fighting 6 people and he beat them all. Yo, it was "off the hook", you should have seen it!!
1. Freed, as from blame or a vexatious obligation: let me off the hook with a mild reprimand.
2. The Shiznit, something noteworthy, outstanding
3. Off the chain
"That That 70's show is off the hook, breh!"
Intense or out of control, but typically in a good or fascinating way. The term is derived from a boxing metaphor - when boxers train on a heavy bag they can knock the bag "off the hook". Also see "knock him out of the box" for another popular boxing metaphor.
Did you see that Russian climbing video? Damn, those dudes were flipping off four story buildings! It was off the hook!
“That new track is off the hook...”