Instant Idiom: In hock

In __________– in debt (meaning you owe money to someone)

Choose the right answer:

  1. Dimes and quarters
  2. Hock
  3. Pawn
  4. Bank

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The right answer is:




(This word comes from a card playing term.)

Here are some examples of how you can use it:

I wish I could come with you on your trip, but I’m in hock to the bank.

The movie director is in hock to the masters of French realism.

He played in the casino a few times too many and as a result he’ll be in debt for the rest of his life.

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