get off lightly


get off lightly
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Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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  • get off lightly — get off/be let off/lightly phrase to not be harmed or punished as severely as you might have been She got off lightly, with a fine instead of a prison sentence. Thesaurus: to escape or avoid punishmentsynonym punishment of being legally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off lightly — verb end up with a mild punishment My cousin got off lightly with a spanking after he broke the boy’s leg …   Wiktionary

  • get off easy — 1. to receive less punishment than expected. It s not right that someone can commit a major crime and get off lightly. 2. to have less difficulty than is usual. The Midwest got off easy with little snow this winter …   New idioms dictionary

  • get off let off lightly — get off/be let off ˈlightly idiom (informal) to be punished or treated in a way that is less severe than you deserve or may have expected • He got off lightly with a small fine. • The children were let off lightly. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • get be let off lightly — get off/be let off ˈlightly idiom (informal) to be punished or treated in a way that is less severe than you deserve or may have expected • He got off lightly with a small fine. • The children were let off lightly. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • be let off lightly — get off/be let off/lightly phrase to not be harmed or punished as severely as you might have been She got off lightly, with a fine instead of a prison sentence. Thesaurus: to escape or avoid punishmentsynonym punishment of being legally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightly — light|ly [ˈlaıtli] adv 1.) with only a small amount of weight or force = ↑gently ▪ I knocked lightly on the door. 2.) using or having only a small amount of something ▪ a lightly greased pan ▪ lightly armed soldiers 3.) take/treat/approach sth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lightly — adverb 1 with only a small amount of weight or force; gently: Martin kissed his bride lightly on the cheek. 2 using or having only a small amount of something: Rub a casserole lightly with olive oil. | lightly armed soldiers 3 without worrying,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lightly — adv. in a light (esp. frivolous or unserious) manner. Phrases and idioms: get off lightly escape with little or no punishment. take lightly not be serious about (a thing) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightly */*/ — UK [ˈlaɪtlɪ] / US adverb 1) without using much force or pressure Her hands rested lightly on his shoulders. 2) a) in a way that shows you think something is not important or serious Was it something I said? she asked lightly. b) [usually in… …   English dictionary

  • lightly — light|ly [ laıtli ] adverb ** ▸ 1 without much force ▸ 2 in/using small amounts ▸ 3 not seriously ▸ 4 cooked for a short time ▸ 5 waking up very easily ▸ 6 in a graceful way ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) without using much force or pressure: Her hands rested… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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