Get away with (something)

Do you know the English expression “to get away with (something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Zoe: Harry called the teacher a bad name in class today.

Lorraine: Did the teacher scold him?

Zoe: No, he got away with it because the teacher didn’t hear him.

Does it mean:

a) do something bad

b) have a second chance

c) do something twice

d) escape punishment

The answer is below!↓


Answer: d) escape punishment