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get off easy

To escape serious punishment for a crime or wrongdoing. Mark entered a plea bargain, and he ended up getting off easy. You're only grounded for a week? You got off easy if you ask me.
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Anyone who tells you that just because most of my cases end in a dismissal that they are getting off easy, absolutely not," said Sullivan.
The judge's dire warning not withstanding, I'd say the defendant is getting off easy for someone adjudged to be a "common and notorious thief.
McConnell then dismissed 81-year-old Buffett's complaints that the wealthy were getting off easy compared to the middle class, in terms of the rate of taxes on their income, when the government was bleeding red ink, the report said.
Given the lack of punitive laws in Lebanon, they'd be getting off easy.
Having a girl throw a beer in your face is a bummer, but in the world of That Guy, you may be getting off easy - especially if you pick the wrong place to pass out.
Family of slain Morley reserve woman, Jordena Baptiste, says Roseanne Turningrobe, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for stabbing Baptiste more than 15 times, is getting off easy.
Dirk Kempthorne wants to use state funds to create new community colleges, residents in counties that support Idaho's only two community colleges with property taxes are frustrated the other counties may be getting off easy.
You are both getting off easy," she told the defendants.
But just to erase all doubt in your minds, I think I can get another opinion from someone else who will agree with me that you guys are getting off easy when I refer to you merely as The Dumb Bunch.
Some victims and their families complain that the two men are getting off easy, and that they benefit from legal protections they denied their enemies.
Are absent dads getting off easy when it comes to paying the bills?
has been getting off easy in perceptual terms, because, among other reasons, "The liberal orientation of most scholars and journalists means that they treat comparable phenomena in different ways.
I don't want them getting off easy by merely censoring the availability of their repugnant material; that's irrelevant considering the magnitude of the issue.
But at the Old Bailey, Justice Bean made sure that the prince understood he would not be getting off easy.