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Meaning of “get away with murder” in the English Dictionary

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get away with murder

informal to be ​allowed to do things that other ​people would be ​punished or ​criticized for: He's so ​charming that he really does get away with ​murder.
(Definition of get away with murder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “get away with murder”
in Chinese (Simplified) 被纵容做错事, 做坏事而不受指责…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被縱容做錯事, 做壞事而不受指責…
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