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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.
See also: great
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Dearborn said Scott told him his likely destination is either Oaks Christian of Westlake Village or St.
I didn't protect myself like I should have," laments Scott, who feels she could have solicited help from an attorney who specializes in medical practice buyouts.
Archbishop Scott was the controversial Red Primate to those who disagreed with his many social justice causes.
In her chapter on If Beale Street Could Talk, Scott skillfully blends biographical detail with Baldwin's other writing from the late 1960s onwards.
In the North, Scott could have left slavery at any time.
Marion Scott analyzed every aspect of Coop City's property management, from public safety to garbage removal.
Beginning with the Russian revolution and the draconian Soviet campaigns under Stalin to collectivize (hence modernize) agriculture and capture the peasantry that had made its own revolution in 1917 and the years of the civil war, Scott employs an impressive array of secondary sources and key primary documents to demonstrate the dehumanization, destruction, and environmental degradation that have very often been the main products of these grand schemes to remake the world according to high modernist ideals.
Yet at other times Scott offers a more radical critique: Bad things happen because planning by its very nature involves the substitution of abstract for local knowledge.
We're going for the much more difficult enzymes; many of these had been inaccessible until now," says Scott.
However, whether Scott was actually mentally incompetent during the six years in question, and whether alcoholism can legally give rise to mental incompetency, still must be decided at a later date.
Preliminary goals included production of sawlogs, but as the year's work progressed, Scott reformulated his plans.
As a security measure, Scott & Scott recommends that companies equip every electronic device containing confidential information with desktop security protection, including proper authentication and encryption technology.
Scott, one of the most highly rated juniors in the country, has informed school officals he plans to transfer to another school for his senior season, most likely St.
For more information, see Scott Scott's first press release at: http://biz.
Both the artistry and mystery of jazz singer Jimmy Scott has intrigued music aficionados, enduring fans, fellow musicians and avid listeners ever since he began crooning in the 1940s.