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be at large

If someone dangerous is at large, that person is free when they should not be: Twelve prisoners are at large following a series of escapes.
Translations of “be at large”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逍遙法外,尚未捉拿歸案…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逍遥法外,尚未捉拿归案…
(Definition of be at large from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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