get away with murder
- (idiomatic) To do something bad or illegal and not be punished.
2005, James M. Hill, Sr., I Have Been Blessed!: Hard Work and Happiness, Aforesight Press, ISBN 0977485994, page 205:
- He said I found out about everything he did and said, 'I can't get away with nothing, and Jim can get away with murder.' I don't think that I let any of my kids get away with murder, and I don't think any one of them ever did much serious mischief.