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 — phr verb Get away with is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑robber, ↑thief Get away with is used with these nouns as the object: ↑haul, ↑murder …   Collocations dictionary

  • get away with — verb a) To do something which is prohibited, forbidden or generally not allowed, and not be punished for the action Do you think we could get away with taking Dad’s car? b) To avoid doing something, or to avoid the consequences of not doing… …   Wiktionary

  • 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 — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, bring off, bring through, carry off, compass, consume, cop a plea, cop out, crown with success, devour, dispatch, dispose of, do the trick, down, eat up, escape without penalty, get by, get down,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

  • get away with sth — UK US get away with sth Phrasal Verb with get({{}}/get/ verb ( tt , got, got, or US gotten) ► to succeed in avoiding punishment for something ► to do something successfully although it is not the best way of doing it: »In these fraud cases,… …   Financial and business terms

  • get away with murder — verb To do something bad or illegal and not be punished. quotations …   Wiktionary

  • Get away with murder — avoid blame or punishment for (something) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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