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get off scot-free

To escape punishment for a crime or wrongdoing; to be acquitted of charges for a crime. Mark's wealthy senator uncle influenced the jury, and he ended up getting off scot-free. My younger sister caused endless trouble as a child, but because she was the baby of the house, she usually got off scot-free.
See also: get, off

go scot-free

To escape punishment for a crime or wrongdoing; to be acquitted of charges for a crime. Mark's wealthy senator uncle influenced the jury, and he ended up going scot-free. My younger sister caused endless trouble as a child, but because she was the baby of the house, she usually went scot-free.

walk away scot-free

To escape from some predicament, accusation, or wrongdoing without incurring any penalty or punishment; to be acquitted of all charges for some crime or crimes. It sickens me that all these bankers who ruined our economy get to walk away scot-free, while millions of people have suffered as a result. Due to an error in the filing of evidence by police, the suspect ended up walking away scot-free.
See also: away, walk

get away scot-free

To escape from some predicament, accusation, or wrongdoing without incurring any penalty or punishment; to be acquitted of all charges for some crime or crimes. It sickens me that all these bankers that ruined our economy get away scot-free, even though they caused millions of people to suffer. Due to an error in the filing of evidence by police, the suspect ending up getting away scot-free.
See also: away, get

go scot-free

 and get off scot-free
to go unpunished; to be acquitted of a crime. (This scot is an old word meaning "tax" or "tax burden.") The thief went scot-free. Jane cheated on the test and got caught, but she got off scot-free.

Great Scott!

Inf. an exclamation of shock or surprise. "Great Scott! You bought a truck!" shrieked Mary. Fred: The water heater just exploded! Bill: Great Scott! What do we do now? Fred: Looks like cold showers for a while.
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Second-placed Queensland opted for a four-man pace attack, handing left-armer Scott Walter his first-class debut and making batsman Nathan Reardon 12th man.
Strapping left-arm bolter Scott Walter, 19, is set to make his first-class debut if Ryan Harris isn't released from the Australian one-day squad.
Scott Walter (Loyola Marymount) had two hits and two RBI for Single-A Wilmington (Del.
Scott Walter (Loyola Marymount) homered, singled twice, drove in four runs and scored twice for Single-A Wilmington (Del.
Scott Walter (Loyola Marymount) doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored two more for Single-A Wilmington (Del.
Scott Walter (Loyola Marymount) had three hits for Single-A Wilmington (Del.
Scott Walter (LMU) went 3 for 5 with a homer, double and three RBI, and Justin Gemoll (USC) had two hits, two runs scored and a RBI for Single-A Wilmington (Del.
Scott Walter (LMU) had three hits and two RBI for Single-A Wilmington (Del.