Idiom: get off easily (lightly)
— My boss stole $50,000 from the company but he got off easy—they simply fired him rather than contacting the police.
— Don’t expect to get off lightly if you get caught drinking and driving.
— My brother got off easy just because he told the truth about what he was doing.
— Phew! I turned my paper in a day late but I got off lightly with a half a grade markdown because I've attended every class.
— My lawyer said I'll probably get off easy this time since it's the first time I've ever been caught drinking underage.
— Our son got off lightly with detention for cheating but if he ever does it again he will be severely punished.
— Don't think you'll get off lightly for stealing just because your father is a lawyer.
— I got off lightly the first time for fighting but this time I got a two-day suspension from school.
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