scot-free

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From Old English scotfrēo(scot-free; exempt from royal tax or imposts), equivalent to scot(payment; contribution; fine) +‎ free.

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scot-free ‎(not comparable)

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

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