Definition of scot-free in English:

scot-free

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adverb

Without suffering any punishment or injury: the people who kidnapped you will get off scot-free
More example sentences
  • Nobody would expect to get off scot-free after such an ‘altercation’ - especially if, for some odd reason, thousands of people and numerous video cameras saw the whole thing.
  • It would be a travesty if officials are blamed and MPs get off scot-free.
  • I am not suggesting that the villains get off scot-free.
Synonyms
unpunished, without punishment, unreprimanded; unscathed, unhurt, unharmed, without a scratch, uninjured, undamaged, safe

Origin

from the early sense 'not subject to the payment of scot'.

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