get away with

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get away with

  1. (idiomatic) To escape punishment for.
    Do you think we could get away with taking Dad’s car?
    Not many people have gotten away with stealing that much money.
    Our teacher’s so strict, he'd never let us get away with anything in class.
    "He thought he could get away with not doing any work."

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