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let-off Line breaks: let-off
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛtɒf/

Definition of let-off in English:


A chance to escape or avoid something, especially defeat: the team had two let-offs as shots rebounded to strike the defenders' legs
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  • This would not necessarily be a bad thing if the so-called alternatives to prison were effective, but most of the people to whom they are applied regard them as soft options at best, and complete let-offs at worst.
  • However, two let-offs quickly followed, first when a rare John McGreal mistake sent Will Hoskins clear only for Brian Jensen to make a smart save.
  • Aberdeen's new French striker received the daddy of all let-offs.
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