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scotfree

- From Scandinavian for "a payment or reckoning," plus "free."
See also related terms for reckoning.
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"But I don't want to get off scotfree," cried Rutter hysterically.
Bezukhov got off scotfree, while Fedya had to bear the whole burden on his shoulders.
She said: "Rubbish dumped is left for days on end and the culprits are allowed to get off scotfree. I think Bensham and Saltwell are the worst-hit areas in the borough and residents are frustrated by the lack of action being taken."
"No doubt this is the tip of the iceberg because they have to be caught breaking the law and inevitably many will be getting away scotfree.
She adds: "Men get away scotfree even though they're the perpetrators, and the women have to jump through every hoop.
Such an act would deter all future criminals and drug cartels including MS-13 from going scotfree with the drug trade. 
The ruling is also a testimony that those in authority cannot misuse their authority and go scotfree'.
If you're a bird, you'll be able to drop things on people below from the sky and get off scotfree and some of what you drop can be stuff you've, er, made yourself if you get my drift.
Her fate is not known, but it is likely that she commited the perfect murder and walked away scotfree. There was a rumour, unsubstantiated, that with the money she stole during the robbery, she left Birmingham and reinvented herself as a Lady and settled into High Society of London, where she spent the rest of her life using her wealth and beauty to get what she wanted.
Sudi told journalists in Mombasa those implicated in the scandal should not be allowed to go scotfree, especially with the hue and cry among maize farmers over delayed payment.
Yet West Brom man Matt Phillips, who lunged at Diaz, gets off scotfree.
scotfree (pun intended) by such as "Judge Lord"Lowry.