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.
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.
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.
I am not too impressed with the NAB's self-praise in view of the fact that the institution had solutions like plea-bargain which allowed fraudsters to go scot-free by returning a small fraction of the looted wealth.
Pangilinan asked if children were the 'only ones the police could go after,' while syndicates 'go scot-free.
He said that string tied to a stray kite could injure or even murder a person but the 'murderers' remained scot-free.
Karachi -- Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that his party and its government in Sindh will maintain 'Zero Tolerance' to crimes against women and girls asking the government to implement the policy so that tormentors of the women and girls don't go Scot-free.
Arresting those who administered the oath to NASA leader Raila Odinga as the 'People's President' will discourage other Kenyans who intend to break the law and walk away scot-free in future.
The police don't want anything to do with it as we do not know where or when it happened, so the culprits get off scot-free and we have to pay the price.
The Minister reaffirmed his commitment that no official of the department found to have been involved in corrupt practices will be allowed to go scot-free.