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.
Nouns often used as objects with 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
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Contributor: Matt Errey