free pass

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Equally out of the question: since I could not pay for admission to the prepared place of accommodation for distinguished people, and could not accept a charitable free pass, in consequence of my high connections.
Rock-throwing at demonstrations is serious but does not provide police a free pass to use force against protesters," said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch.
She's even more skeptical when Julia advises her that she should go with Scott and give him a free pass for the duration of the vacation.
But since she is not well again this weekend, Spraggan said she felt it would be unfair to accept another free pass.
However, since she feels too unwell to perform for a second week running, the singer felt it would be unfair on the other contestants if she were to continue and accept another free pass.
All free pass people are getting out of the house, maybe lonely and to socialise, hospital/dental appointments etc.
I love coming to the Tyneside and this free pass will mean I can come a lot more often.
Some critics can't help themselves with ``Notes'' because it stars Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett, two actresses who seem to get a free pass even though they make their share of duds just like everyone else.
The Republican legislators have largely given the White House a free pass for spending, though that doesn't mean it's been free for the taxpayers.
He sometimes gives Nietzsche an unwarranted free pass, e.
Even the taxpayers, who will ultimately underwrite the free pass program, can expect to benefit.
I am never one to disparage the importance of theory, nor am I inclined to give anyone a free pass, not even Moore (despite the fact that he has lately made all of the right enemies in a spectacular and high-profile way, which is one sign that he must be doing something right).