get away with murder


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get away with murder

 
1. Lit. to commit murder and not get punished for it. (See also get away with something.) Don't kill me! You can't get away with murder!
2. Fig. to do something very bad and not get punished for it. That guy always gets away with murder—just because he's cute. You will spoil your son if you let him get away with murder. You should punish him for his back-talk.
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get away with murder

to not be punished for bad behavior It seems to me that kids these days really get away with murder in the classroom.
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get away with murder

  (informal)
to be allowed to do things that other people would be punished or criticized for Dave gets away with murder because he's so charming.
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get away with murder

Informal
To escape punishment for or detection of an egregiously blameworthy act.
See also: away, get, murder