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get (sb) off (sth)

phrasal verb with get /ɡet/ verb ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
to avoid punishment, or to help another person to avoid punishment for something
(使)逃脫懲罰;幫助(某人)逃脫懲罰
She was charged with fraud, but her lawyer managed to get her off.
她被控詐騙,但她的律師設法使她免受懲罰。
"Was he found guilty?" "No, he got off."
「他被判有罪嗎?」「沒有,他逃過了法律制裁。」
She got off with (= her only punishment was) a small fine.
她只交了一點兒罰款就萬事大吉了。
Not punishing and reducing punishment
get off lightly to experience less serious punishment, injury or harm than you might have expected
逃脫嚴厲的懲罰;逃過一劫;所幸沒有受重傷
I think I got off quite lightly with one or two cuts, bearing in mind how damaged the car was.
我覺得真是撿了條命,只被刮傷了一兩處,你想想車都給毀成那個樣子了。
Not punishing and reducing punishment
(Definition of get (sb) off (sth) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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