One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Escape blame, punishment, or undesirable consequences for (an act that is wrong or mistaken)‘if he thinks he can get away with cheating me, he's very much mistaken’
escape blame for, escape punishment forView synonyms
- ‘For years fund management houses have been getting away with truly awful performance an aggrieved response.’
- ‘Now your average hairdresser will use the cheapest shampoo they can get away with.’
- ‘Their attitude is that they will charge the public for anything they can get away with.’
- ‘He got away with so much for so long and he has lived with this for 27 years and hurt so many people.’
- ‘The effect on her character development if she gets away with blaming him will actually be much worse.’
- ‘It should not be thought that by getting away with such conduct punishment will not follow.’
- ‘I was probably just using this as an excuse for getting away with something naughty.’
- ‘The view was that they only wanted to do the absolute minimum possible they could get away with.’
- ‘He's very obedient, with the result that he somehow gets away with never lifting a finger or buying anything for the house.’
- ‘There are some who might think it clever to get away with not paying council tax.’
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