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get away with

get away with

Date: Nov 12 2015

Themes: Celebrity, News, Pop Culture

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“It’s not a 24-hour news cycle, it’s a 60-second news cycle now. It has never been easier to get away with telling lies.”

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, talking about how easy it is to lie to people (BrainyQuote)

Definition

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manage to do something difficult or bad without getting in trouble

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Have you ever cheated on a test? Or told a lie to your parents? The truth is, everybody has done at least one bad thing in their life. We all know that most of the time, it’s not good to break the rules. But people love to see what they can get away with.

To get away with something means to not get in trouble for it. For example, think of the craziest thing you did as a kid. Maybe you threw toilet paper at a house in your neighborhood. Or you had a big party at your parents house. Did you get away with it? Or did you get in big trouble?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull thinks that it is very easy to get away with telling lies these days, because there is so much news all the time, it’s hard to know what is true and what is not. He believes that it is easier to lie now than it has ever been.

What’s the best thing that you ever got away with?

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“My parents let my brother get away with anything he wants just because he’s the baby of the family.”

“Three men tried to rob a bank downtown today, but they didn’t get away with it.”

“I can’t believe they cheated on the test and got away with it!”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

aijaciba To avoid punishment for doing something bad.
by aijaciba
khitrova.t Smth.,that avoid punishment
by khitrova.t
a2020 To do something without being responsible for it.
by a2020
to escape punishment.
by La Princesse de la vie

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carlrogersmc

Jordan

Depending what one considers to be cheating. I hired writers to make my thesis for me after I missed many classes because of illness but my professor didn’t notice anything so luckily I did get away with it!

08:52 AM Jan 23 2017 |

Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

One day I was walking by the traffic light on red and I was in a rush, I’ve not noticed a policeman and lucky he hasn’t me:$
Therefore I’ve got away with it!

02:24 PM Jan 18 2016 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Exams are now at the doors and I have to say it’s never been easy to get away with cheating. God! I need to work hard.

05:28 PM Nov 12 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

What goes around, comes around!


 

02:11 PM Nov 12 2015 |

Damian4100

Damian4100

Ecuador

Maybe when i was child I told some liers and maybe I probabli get away with any problems


02:06 PM Nov 12 2015 |

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

I love to go away. it fun.

01:47 PM Nov 12 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

its true, 


all lies arent punished and all kindness arent awarded …its world’s reality , 


but 


never attempt to tell lie without vitally reasons…


:)

01:09 PM Nov 12 2015 |

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The Last Joke

Yemen

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes  ! Because you are Human beings , so maybe You tell lies sometimes when You are afraid… afraid of what You don’t know, afraid of what others will think. But every time you tell a lie, the thing that you fear grows stronger.


I mean :


You are not going to get away with lies !


12:05 PM Nov 12 2015 |

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