walk free

walk free

be released from custody having been exonerated.
2005 The Register An Irish businessman walked free last week after a UK court found him not guilty of multi-million pound VAT offences.
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walk ˈfree

be allowed to leave a court of law, etc., without receiving any punishment: Family and friends of the victim were stunned as the man who they believed was guilty walked free.
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