Meaning of “free pass” in the English Dictionary

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"free pass" in British English

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free passnoun

uk /ˌfriː ˈpɑːs/ us /ˌfriː ˈpæs/

[ C ] a document giving the right to travel on public transport or go to a theatre, cinema, or museum without paying:

Annie's the film critic for the local radio station, so she has a free pass for all the cinemas in the area.

[ C ] an official document giving the right to travel anywhere without being limited:

[ S ] complete freedom to do something:

Just because you're famous, you don't get a free pass to break the law.

(Definition of “free pass” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)