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let (one) get by with (something)
To allow one to avoid the consequences of one's actions. If you think they'll let you get by with stealing office supplies, you've got another think coming. Her parents let her get by with all manner of delinquent behavior.
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let someone get by with something
to allow someone to do something wrong and not be punished or reprimanded. (An elaboration of get by (with something).) She lets those kids get by with anything. They won't let you get by with that!
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