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beat the system

To succeed by avoiding or breaking the rules, either those of life in general or of a specific structure or organization. Celebrities always seem to be able to beat the system and do whatever they want, no matter how ridiculous or even illegal it may be. These access cards aren't supposed to work after 9 PM, but I found a way to beat the system.
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beat the system

succeed in finding a means of getting round rules, regulations, or other means of control.
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Beating the system will allow us to recognize that tradition is something to build on, not rest on.
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