beat the system(redirected from beating the system)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
beat the systemsucceed in finding a means of getting round rules, regulations, or other means of control.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017