informal Succeed in doing whatever one chooses without being punished or suffering any disadvantage.
- People got away with murder in this country, 2000 murders to be exact.
- Developers up to now got away with murder and only provided the minimum facilities when they were developing new housing estates.
- Like many other people, I believe the banks got away with murder in the past and abused the power they had over the day-today lives of ordinary, decent and hardworking people.
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