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go into hock

go into debt. We will have to go into hock to buy a house. I go further into hock every time I use my credit card.
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in hock

in debt. After buying the luxury car, Bob was in hock for years.
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out of hock

 
1. Lit. [of something] bought back from a pawn shop. When I get my watch out of hock, I will always be on time.
2. Fig. out of debt; having one's debts paid. When I pay off my credit cards, I'll be out of hock for the first time in years.
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in hock

having a debt Middle-class consumers are deep in hock and worried about their jobs.
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hock

1. tv. to pawn something. I tried to hock my watch to get some money.
2. n. a foot. My hocks are sore from all that walking.

hock a luggie

(ˈhɑk ɑ ˈlugi)
tv. to cough up and spit out phlegm. Tom suppressed the urge to hock a luggie over the bridge railing.
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in hock

mod. pawned. My watch is already in hock.
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