Phrasal verb: get away (with)

  1. get away
    go on a vacation
    Example: I just need to get away and relax for a while.

      2.  get away with something
Transitive / Inseparable
            Meaning: do something bad without being noticed or punished
            Example: Brian always gets away with cheating on his tests.  I don’t know how the  teacher doesn’t notice.

People often say that the youngest child in the family “gets away with murder.”  This expression means that they can do whatever they want without being punished.  I am the youngest child in my family and I agree with this!


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