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Meaning of "to get off lightly" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES TO GET OFF LIGHTLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to get off lightly in the English dictionary

The definition of to get off lightly in the dictionary is if you say that someone gets off lightly after they have done something wrong, esp in a criminal case, you think the punishment was not severe enough.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO GET OFF LIGHTLY

to get back to basics
to get dooced
to get into high gear
to get off your high horse
to get on the scoresheet
to get on your high horse
to get your just deserts
to get your oats
to give sb the runaround
to give sb unshirted hell
to go
to go down like a lead balloon
to go down like ninepins
to go for the brass ring
to go into the record books
to go island-hopping
to go off the deep end
to go pear-shaped
to go to extremes
to go to great lengths to do sth

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO GET OFF LIGHTLY

brightly
distraughtly
downrightly
forthrightly
fortnightly
knightly
lichtly
lightly
midnightly
nightly
outrightly
rightly
sightly
slightly
sprightly
straightly
tightly
tread lightly
unsightly
uprightly
wightly

Synonyms and antonyms of to get off lightly in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «to get off lightly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO GET OFF LIGHTLY

Find out the translation of to get off lightly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to get off lightly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to get off lightly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

下车掉以轻心
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bajar ligeramente
570 millions of speakers

English

to get off lightly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हल्के से उतरना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النزول طفيفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выйти слегка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

descer ligeiramente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হালকাভাবে পেতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à descendre légèrement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk mendapatkan ringan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

auf die leichte Schulter steigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

軽く下車する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가볍게 하차
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo mateni enteng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

để có được ra nhẹ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலகுவாக பெற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हळुवारपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hafifçe inmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di scendere leggermente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wysiąść lekko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вийти злегка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

să cobor ușor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να κατεβείτε ελαφρά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

liggies af kry
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

att komma lindrigt undan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å komme seg så lett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to get off lightly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO GET OFF LIGHTLY»

The term «to get off lightly» is regularly used and occupies the 96.068 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO GET OFF LIGHTLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to get off lightly

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO GET OFF LIGHTLY»

Discover the use of to get off lightly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to get off lightly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Grand Dictionnaire Hachette-Oxford
... bon d to get off lightly; s'en tirer à bon d avec un bras cassé to get off (lightly) with a broken arm Composés d d'affectation Compta appropriVation account; d d' amortissement Compta depreciation account; d de bilan Compta balVance sheet;  ...
Marie-Hélène Corréard, Valerie Grundy, Jean-Benoit Ormal-Grenon, 2007
2
Sex Offenders in the Community
... and other serious offenders to 'get off lightly' (Home Office 2002a: 86). The empirical evidence suggests that sex offenders who get off lightly are the exception rather than the rule. The probability and severity of sentencing for sexual offences ...
Amanda Matravers, 2013
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English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
Kaufes: leichten Kaufes davonkommen to get off lightly with s.th. wegkommen: gut/ glänzend/... wird nichts/etwas Bedeutendes/etwas/(allerhand/viel)/(...) to get life/a life sentence/five years/eight months with probation/... kriegen: nothing out ...
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
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Hitting the nail on the head: 3000 Redensarten deutsch-englisch
(prov) Auge • mit einem blauen Auge davonkommen to get off lightly (coll) The judge gave him only six months, so he got off lightly. Auge • das Auge des Gesetzes the long arm of the law (coll) He had stolen a trifle from his employers some ...
Margret Beran, 1995
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A Private View
For I've seen the error of my ways, and trust my former good character will get me off lightly.' Cadover gave a grunt of disgust. 'You certainly hope to get off lightly – with the help of that smart lawyer representing you as what you call a ...
Michael Innes, John Innes Mackintosh Stewart, 2001
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Compact Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary
... illness) to pull through; s'en m à bon prix to get off lightly tiret /tiRe/ m dash tirette /tiRet/fpull tab; cord tireur, -euse /tiRœR, oz/ mf1 (Mil, Sport) marksman/ markswoman 2 gunman tiroir /tiRwaR/ m (in piece offurniture) drawer; à ms (fig) < n0vel, ...
Marie-Hélène Corréard, 2013
7
Dictionnaire Anglais-français
... aller <how are you getting along? : comment vas- tu?> 3 to get along with : bien s'en- tendre avec getaway ['gets.wei] n : fuite/<to make one's getaway : s' enfuir> get off vi 1 START : partir 2 : tirer d'af- faire, s'en tirer <to get off lightly : s' en tirer ...
‎2000
8
German/English Dictionary of Idioms
3. to come out of s.th. very weil/..., 4. to have done very weil/badly]... with solsth., 5 . to be weil]... off with so, to get off lightly with s.th., 6. to get the best deal, to steal the show, 7. to be left empty-handed, not to get a look-in coll 1. Aber die Christa ...
Hans Schemann, 2013
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Vengeance Is Mine: The Key to Peace and Freedom from Injustices
“I do not intend for someone who first tried to ruin my career and, when that didn't work, resorted to kicking me repeatedly in front of a hundred witnesses, to get off lightly. I want to see the commandant.” He looked at me as he tapped his pen ...
Cy Collinsmiller, 2011
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The Fools' Pilgrimage: A Fantasy on the Tarot Initiation
It was also obvious that he was not going to get off lightly for helping him to escape. Most of the time however he was left completely isolated in his prison cell, and he saw no one, except the jailor, who brought him a skimpy meal twice a day.
‎2007

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TO GET OFF LIGHTLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term to get off lightly is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hay fever misery prediction: some to get off lightly, others to suffer
Most other cities in Australia either don't have pollen counters, or have ... In the cool winter months, grasses don't grow much and only really take off once the ... «The Conversation AU, Oct 14»
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Hawaii likely to get off lightly from twin storm threat
Bodysurfers and boogie boarders catch waves at Sandy beach on Oahu as Tropical Storm Iselle passes through Hawaii on Friday. Photograph: Hugh Gentry/ ... «The Guardian, Aug 14»

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