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 Hook, Hooks.Hook or Crook (By). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hook it!
 
Take your hook; Sling your hook. Be off! Be off about your business! This expression amongst woodmen, reapers, etc., is equivalent to the military one, “Pack up your tatters and follow the drum.”   1
 


 Hook, Hooks.Hook or Crook (By). 

 
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