Idiom:  get away with something


Idiom:  get away with something

  • to avoid being punished or blamed for doing something wrong

Example sentences

— Since my little sister is the baby, she gets away with everything.

— The thief put the frozen turkey under his coat, walked out the store and got away with it.

— I used to get away with using my sister's identification to get into bars.

— I was driving 70 mph in a 45 mph zone but the policeman let me get away with it when I explained I was going to a funeral.

— My brother got away with using my old research papers in high school.

— We were really lucky to get away with detention after skipping two days of classes. They could have suspended us.

— Even if you can get away with stealing, you're not going to feel very good about yourself.

— Our football team played really poorly but somehow they still got away with the win.


  • go scot-free
  • wriggle out of

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