scot-free


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scot-free

(skŏt′frē′)
adv.
1. Without having to pay: got away from the restaurant scot-free.
2. Without incurring any penalty or punishment: came away from the incident scot-free.

scot′-free′ adj.

scot-free

adv, adj
(predicative) without harm, loss, or penalty
[C16: see scot and lot]

scot′-free′



adj.
1. free from harm, restraint, punishment, or obligation.
2. free from payment of scot.
[1200–50]
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scot-free

adjective unpunished, clear, safe, unscathed, unharmed Others who were guilty were being allowed to get off scot-free.
Translations

scot-free

[ˈskɒtˈfriː] ADJ to get off scot-free (= unpunished) → salir impune; (= unhurt) → salir ileso

scot-free

[ˌskɒtˈfriː] adj
to get off scot-free → échapper à toute punition

scot-free

advungeschoren; to get off scot-freeungeschoren davonkommen

scot-free

[ˌskɒtˈfriː]
1. adj to get off scot-free (unpunished) → farla franca; (unhurt) → uscire illeso/a

scot-free

(skotˈfriː) : escape / get off / go scot free
to be or remain unhurt or unpunished. The car was badly damaged in the accident, but the driver escaped scot-free.
References in classic literature ?
But as to poor P-, I am sure that he would not have got off scot-free like this but for the god of gales, who called him away early from this earth, which is three parts ocean, and therefore a fit abode for sailors.
Is not anything better than letting him go scot-free? Would you have me sit still and watch him blossom into a millionaire peer, a man of society, drinking deep draughts of all the joys of life, with never a thought for the man he left to rot in an African jungle?
``Nay, by my troth, thou gavest me a round knock,'' replied the Captain; ``do as much for this fellow, and thou shalt pass scot-free; and if thou dost not why, by my faith, as thou art such a sturdy knave, I think I must pay thy ransom myself.
We may get off scot-free. Unlikelier things than that have come to pass.
"There is nothing wonderful in that," replied Sancho, "since he is a knight-errant too; what I wonder at is that my beast should have come off scot-free where we come out scotched."
I was glad--and grieved; For 'tis most sweet to 'scape oneself scot-free, And yet to bring disaster to a friend Is grievous.
If we could do that, she might go scot-free for aught I cared.'
Her generosity had tried to screen them, but Newman's heart rose into his throat at the thought that they should go scot-free.
You are not to pocket other people's pounds, shillings, and pence and escape scot-free."
Just knowing that the rapist-cum-murderer of a mere 11-year old girl is walking around scot-free in Islamabad is scary.
He said lack of tight evidence has seen perpetrators go scot-free in courts, emboldening other perpetrators.
Those indulging in loot and plunder of debt amounting to Rs24,000 billion cannot go scot-free.