The active sexual partner got off scot-free to flaunt his aggressive “manliness.”
And even if the suspect goes on to be pronounced innocent, he or she does not get off scot-free.
If anyone could get me off scot-free you are the man to do it, Larmer.
I am not going to let them get off scot-free, nasty, wicked thieves.
Cushing's coolness, courage, dash, and invincible luck had carried him scot-free through another dare-devil adventure.
And if you can show that you weren't there at all—why, out you go, scot-free.
The fact that the thieves had got off scot-free irritated Peter Nikolaevich still more.
Louie was not merely let off scot-free for what she did, but was to have every happiness given to her.
Another five minutes and it would have been scot-free, for it was held by one hook only of the triangle.
So they were obliged to release the man, and he got off scot-free?
Old English scotfreo "exempt from royal tax," from scot "royal tax," from Old Norse skot "contribution," literally "a shooting, shot; thing shot, missile," from PIE *skeud- "to shoot, chase, throw" (see shoot (v.); the Old Norse verb form, skjota, has a secondary sense of "transfer to another; pay") + freo (see free (adj.)). First element related to Old English sceotan "to pay, contribute," Dutch schot, German Schoß "tax, contribution." French écot "share" (Old French escot) is from Germanic.