- to be rid of all the blame (of something or incident)
- to be totally free from harm or punishment, obligation or restraint
- The person went scot-free even though there were many people convinced of his crime because the evidence against him was circumstantial.
- She intends to get married only when her reputation is scot-free.
- I went scot-free even though it was me who was the mastermind of the mischief because my mother could never believe that her precious little one could do anything bad.
- She does not let her children scot-free when they are misbehaving and has different punishments for them every time.
- The accused thought he would go scot-free just because he had hired a big lawyer! But that did not happen for him.
- It does not matter if you go scot-free after committing a crime because your conscious will always know what happened and how.
- Jacob went scot-free in the trial even though he had admitted of his guilt. That was because the court of law also gives a chance to people so that they can improve.
The phrase originates between the years 1200 to 1250 in Middle English. The exact literary origin could not be traced though.
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