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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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1 Put the ham hocks in a large pot with the bay leaves and peppercorns and cover with cold water.
I remember being a child and my mum making a big pot of soup simmering away on top of the cooker with a ham hock plonked in the middle of the pot.
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Following the acquisition, the business will continue to operate under the Hocks.
ARAN CONCERTO, a Grade 1 winner over hurdles and fences for Noel Meade, has been retired due to ongoing hock problems.
He said: "Aran Concerto was off the track from March 2007 until November 2008 with a hock problem and he began to have problems with his other hock after he won the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse at Easter last year.
Mix with the mustard and parsley and a touch of the liquid from the hocks.
heat and simmer until hocks are tender, about three hours.
Hefting notes that if Hocks had worked in that era he would have used a skeleton rather than his own figure to convey his desperate sentiment: "Oh, I miserable wretch, who is going to redeem me from the body of this death?
In an 8- to 10-quart pan, combine peas, 16 cups water, onions, celery, carrots, ham hocks, bay leaves, thyme and parsley.
Photo: Hearty white bean and ham hock soup is a good choice for a cold-weather meal