get away with murder
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get away with murder(
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muhr
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to not be found guilty of murder)
a. salir impune de un asesinato
Corruption in the judicial system allowed hundreds of drug traffickers to get away with murder.La corrupción en el sistema judicial permitió que cientos de narcotraficantes salieron impunes de asesinatos.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to avoid all punishment)
a. salir impune
When we were kids, I always got in trouble but my sister could get away with murder.Cuando éramos niños, siempre me metía en problemas pero mi hermana podía salir impune.
b. salirse con la suya
Alex is a good person to have on your side. He knows how to get away with murder.Alex es una buena persona para tener de tu lado. Sabe cómo salirse con la suya.
c. irse de rositas
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
There is no discipline in his school. He gets away with murder and his teachers don't notice anything.No hay nada de disciplina en su colegio. Se va de rositas y sus profesores no se dan cuenta de nada.
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