get on the hook


Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
Hello, here is a sentence I don't understand very well.

"He got on the hook because of his greed"

Can anyone tell me what "get on the hook" means?

  • Kutchiloo

    Senior Member
    English U.K.
    Literally it would be a fish taking the bait but in this case
    I think someone has tempted or conned (baited) him and that he was easy to con, he took the bait because he is greedy
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