scot-free

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English scotfreo (exempt from royal tax), See scot + free

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scot-free (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Free of scot, free of tax.
  2. (colloquial) Without consequences or penalties.
    to get off scot-free (to get away without penalty; to beat the rap)

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