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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.
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ONCE again we are witnessing another banking scandal where the horrific suffering of customers, real people, has been laid bare - yet the faceless bankers seem to be getting away scot-free.
Driving alongside and driving deliberately into a driver and getting away scot-free, pretty much - he still came away with fourth - I think it's a disgrace," he told broadcaster Channel 4.
Despite increased testing and scientific advances to detect more sophisticated substances, Pound said anti-doping programs are failing and drug cheats are getting away scot-free because of a lack of will among sports organizations, governments and athletes.
Georgios Samaras was also on the receiving end as David Gray, London, said: "With Samaras getting away scot-free for his diving and the Bhoys getting all the dodgy refereeing decisions, are Celtic the new Rangers?
1 among all commanders in chief, but still thinks he's getting away scot-free.
It is wholly untenable to have millions of people making sacrifices in their living standards, only to see the banks getting away scot-free.
Lib Dem communities spokesman Julia Goldsworthy said: "Too many are getting away scot-free.
A SQUAD of dirt-busters have been drafted in to two towns where litter louts have been getting away scot-free for years.
ASQUAD of dirt-busters have been drafted into two towns where litter louts have been getting away scot-free for years.
Yet, many feel he and his like are getting away scot-free as the Government has done little.
SAT NAV thieves could be getting away scot-free because the owners cannot identify their own devices PAGE 11
The fact he's getting away scot-free is no laughing matter.
Once again we see the rich getting away scot-free while ordinary people are struggling.
We knew there was little chance of her getting away Scot-free without a disability and we chose to accept it.