on the hook


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Related to on the hook: off the hook
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Adj.1.on the hook - caught in a difficult or dangerous situation; "there I was back on the hook"
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
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"They've got E.ON on the hook and it's quite likely that the Germans can come up with some more money as they have plenty of resources," said one analyst who declined to be named.