- Without suffering any punishment or injury: the people who kidnapped you will get off scot-freeMore 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.
from the early sense 'not subject to the payment of scot'.