get off with (something)

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get off with (something)

1. To be acquitted of or escape punishment for some crime by incurring a lesser sentence or punishment instead. Despite damning video evidence, the suspect got off with a misdemeanor, serving no time in jail. The wealthy actress got off with just a $3,000 fine.
2. To cause or allow someone to be acquitted of or escape punishment for a crime by having them incur a lesser sentence or punishment instead. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "off." Everyone thought the CEO was heading to jail, but his slick lawyer got him off with a small fine and six weeks of probation. Thankfully, my attorney was able to get me off with rehab.
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get it off with someone

Sl. to have sexual intercourse with someone. She said she wanted to get it off with him. She said all he wanted was to get it off with just anybody.
See also: get, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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