get away with
phrasal to avoid criticism or punishment for or the consequences of (as a reprehensible act)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • get away with — {v.}, {informal} To do (something bad or wrong) without being caught or punished. * /Some students get away without doing their homework./ See: GET BY(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get away with — {v.}, {informal} To do (something bad or wrong) without being caught or punished. * /Some students get away without doing their homework./ See: GET BY(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get away with murder — {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something very bad without being caught or punished. * /John is scolded if he is late with his homework, but Robert gets away with murder./ * /Mrs. Smith lets her children get away with murder./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get away with murder — {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something very bad without being caught or punished. * /John is scolded if he is late with his homework, but Robert gets away with murder./ * /Mrs. Smith lets her children get away with murder./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To get away with — Get Get (g[e^]t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. [1913 Webster] We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrive at, or bring one s self into, a state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Away with — Away A*way , adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.] 1. From a place; hence. [1913 Webster] The sound is going away. Shak. [1913 Webster] Have me away, for I am sore wounded. 2 Chron. xxxv. 23. [1913 Webster] 2. Absent; gone; at a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Away with — Away A*way , adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.] 1. From a place; hence. [1913 Webster] The sound is going away. Shak. [1913 Webster] Have me away, for I am sore wounded. 2 Chron. xxxv. 23. [1913 Webster] 2. Absent; gone; at a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Get Away Clean — Infobox Album Name = Get Away Clean Type = Album Longtype = Artist = Master P Released = 1991 Recorded = Genre = West coast rap Gangsta rap Length = mm:ss Label = In A Minute No Limit Producer = Master P Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|1.5|5… …   Wikipedia

  • Get Away from Me — Infobox Album | Name = Get Away from Me Type = Album Artist = Nellie McKay Released = February 10, 2004 Recorded = Genre = Singer Songwriter, Pop, Rock Length = 61:31 Label = Columbia Producer = Geoff Emerick Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http …   Wikipedia

  • get carried away with — See: CARRY AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

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