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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

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 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 to go scot-free, while millions of people have suffered as a result. Due to an error in the filing of evidence by police, the suspect ending up going scot-free.
See also: go

Great Scott

An exclamation of surprise. Great Scott, I think we've finally blown the case wide open!
See also: great, Scott

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: go

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It was the biggest honour he could have given the family after Scott died after winning his last fight against him on February 24, 2018.
"Thank you Scott, for your friendship, for the laughter and for the wonderful memories.
Previously, Scott had canceled his Buffalo concert claiming to be sick, but it is thought that he might be dealing with the aftermath of being accused of cheating, (https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/28/kylie-jenner-travis-scott-cheating-concert-cancelled/?adid=TMZ_Search_Results) TMZ reported.
Opening for Scott was homegrown talent and "The Voice Teen" finalist Isabela Vinzon, who wowed the audience with her energy and enthusiasm as soon as she hits the stage singing a few renditions.
She is survived by her son Joshua Scott of Harrisburg and grandsons DeVante Newlin and Hunter Scott and granddaughter Layla Scott all of Harrisburg.
The album succeeds the release of Scott's album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, released in 2016, and the collaborative album Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho with Quavo, released in 2017.
1965: Scott is living in Ireland and begins to talk about the affair.
Scott, 31, was rushed to hospital on Saturday after falling ill backstage following his victory over Dec Spelman at Doncaster Dome.
The King Street tailor has been assigned the task of helping filmmakers Scott Elliott and Sid Sadowskyj look sharp on the red carpet for the premiere of their coming-of-age movie, Scott and Sid.
Dunlop's book offers a very readable account of Scott's life and his growth as a writer.
Police said Mr Scott, 43, had a gun, though some residents have said he was unarmed.
Charlotte police released two videos on Saturday showing the fatal shooting on Tuesday of Keith Scott, 43.