get away with murder

get away with murder
1. Lit. to commit murder and not get punished for it. (See also get away with something.) •

Don't kill me! You can't get away with murder!

2. Fig. to do something very bad and not get punished for it. •

That guy always gets away with murder—just because he's cute.

You will spoil your son if you let him get away with murder. You should punish him for his backtalk.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To do something very bad without being caught or punished. * /John is scolded if he is late with his homework, but Robert gets away with murder./ * /Mrs. Smith lets her children get away with murder./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • get away with murder — {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something very bad without being caught or punished. * /John is scolded if he is late with his homework, but Robert gets away with murder./ * /Mrs. Smith lets her children get away with murder./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get away with murder — To do as one pleases yet escape punishment or censure • • • Main Entry: ↑murder * * * get away with murder informal phrase to do whatever you want without being stopped or punished They get away with murder in that job. Thesaurus: to escape or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get away with murder — If you get away with murder, you do something bad and don t get caught or punished.( Get away with blue murder is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • get away with murder — ► get away with murder informal succeed in doing whatever one chooses without being punished. Main Entry: ↑murder …   English terms dictionary

  • get\ away\ with\ murder — v. phr. informal To do something very bad without being caught or punished. John is scolded if he is late with his homework, but Robert gets away with murder. Mrs. Smith lets her children get away with murder …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get away with murder —    Someone who gets away with murder can do something unacceptable without being punished or criticized.     She has no control over her kids. They get away with murder …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get away with murder — do something very bad without being caught or punished The child was able to get away with murder while the substitute teacher was at the school …   Idioms and examples

  • get away with murder — informal to do whatever you want without being stopped or punished They get away with murder in that job …   English dictionary

  • get away with murder — informal to be allowed to do things that other people would be punished or criticized for. Dave gets away with murder because he s so charming …   New idioms dictionary

  • get away with murder — verb To do something bad or illegal and not be punished. quotations …   Wiktionary


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