get away with
Meaning: to do something illegal or immoral and not get caught or punished
- get away with sth Janet got away with shoplifting clothes the first few times, but she soon got caught and now she's stuck with a police record for the rest of her life.
- get away with sth Bobby nearly got away with the robbery, but he spent the money too quickly and local police who knew him got suspicious.
get away with: cheating, stealing, lying, robbery, theft, fraud, corruption, murder
Bobby and his friends got away with cheating in their exam, so their results were