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get away with something

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get away with something

verb phrase
  1. (also get by with something) To go uncaught and unpunished after doing something illegal or indiscreet: I didn't get away with hassling the committee
  2. To steal or run off with something: He came for a friendly visit and got away with my stereo (1878+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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