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get away Scot-free #1 (permalink) Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:44 am   get away Scot-free
 

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ESL/EFL Test #355 "English Slang Idioms (76)", question 7

"I can't believe that the boy who broke the window is going to get away .........-free. The cops have a lot of evidence against him but I heard a rumor that his dad is a judge or something." Irma told Mike.

(a) Scot
(b) belly
(c) rope
(d) Jack

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #355 "English Slang Idioms (76)", answer 7

"I can't believe that the boy who broke the window is going to get away Scot-free. The cops have a lot of evidence against him but I heard a rumor that his dad is a judge or something." Irma told Mike.

Correct answer: (a) Scot

Your answer was: incorrect
"I can't believe that the boy who broke the window is going to get away belly-free. The cops have a lot of evidence against him but I heard a rumor that his dad is a judge or something." Irma told Mike.
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why scot-free? is it pharasal verb?
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get away Scot-free #2 (permalink) Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:08 am   get away Scot-free
 

No, it's a set phrase. If you're interested in its ethymology, visit this link: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/scot%20free.html
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get away Scot-free #3 (permalink) Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:17 am   get away Scot-free
 

It's an idiom.
The clue is in the test title: 'English Slang Idioms'.
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