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bend the law/rules

to ​change the ​rules in a way that is ​considered to be not ​important or not ​harmful: Can't you bend the ​rules a little? I was only a few ​minutes late.
(Definition of bend the law/rules from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bend the law/rules”
in Chinese (Simplified) 改变无关紧要的规则,变通,通融…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改變無關重要的規則,變通,通融…
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