get away with murder

Meaning(s)

1. avoid punishment or suffering any disadvantage

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he/she got away with murder

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The idiom to get away with murder means to succeed in doing something usually not permitted, without suffering punishment. This expression is usually used to talk about someone who does something very bad or even to legal and gets away with it due to their ingenuity or charm. 

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  1. The boy knew he got away with murder when his parents didn't punish him for staying out too late.
  2. Landlords are getting away with murder by charging excessive rent rates in many European cities.

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  1. Did David leave work early again? He's been getting away with murder recently.
  2. We have to you start billing the client for all the extra services and reviews they've been getting away with murder.

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