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get away with sth

phrasal verb with get
 
 
/ɡet/ verb (-tt-, got, got, or US gotten)
to succeed in avoiding punishment for something
to do something successfully although it is not the best way of doing it: In these fraud cases, prosecutors can't get away with going only for the mid-level guys, they have to go to the top.
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