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go into hock

To go into debt. "Hock" comes from hok, the Dutch word for "prison" or "debt." I picked a smaller, more affordable college so I didn't have to go into hock to get an education.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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