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English definition of “let sb off”

let sb off

phrasal verb with let
 
 
/let/ verb [T] (present participle letting, past tense and past participle let)
B2 to not punish someone who has done something wrong, or to not punish them severely: I'll let you off this time, but don't ever lie to me again. The judge let her off with (= only punished her with) a fine.Not punishing and reducing punishment
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