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A chance to escape or avoid something, especially defeat.‘the team had two let-offs as shots rebounded to strike the defenders' legs’
pardon, absolution, exoneration, remission, dispensation, indulgence, understanding, tolerance, purgation, clemency, mercy, pity, lenience, leniency, quarterView synonyms
- ‘Sunderland took advantage of the let-off and went ahead in the 76th minute through Phillips.’
- ‘Suddenly Hearts were level and, despite a let-off when Ross wriggled clear of the defence to poke a weak shot wide, the last quarter of an hour was a spectacle from which the eyes could not be lifted.’
- ‘Buoyed by the let-off, Swinford punished their opponents emphatically.’
- ‘The let-off allowed the Cappielow troops to re-group and hit back before the break.’
- ‘It was also full of incident, with a collection of yellow cards, two straight reds, several scuffles and a couple of let-offs for rash tackles.’
- ‘However, two let-offs quickly followed, first when a rare John McGreal mistake sent Will Hoskins clear only for Brian Jensen to make a smart save.’
- ‘This would not necessarily be a bad thing if the so-called alternatives to prison were effective, but most of the people to whom they are applied regard them as soft options at best, and complete let-offs at worst.’
- ‘Those let-offs inspired the champions and a gap of ten points was established entering the final quarter.’
- ‘Aberdeen's new French striker received the daddy of all let-offs.’
- ‘Leos took advantage of the let-off to score a converted try from a midfield move.’
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