75:to get away with



今天学的词组是to get away with。 To get away with的意思是做了坏事、错事没有被发觉,被责备或是受到处罚。最近伊拉克前总统萨达姆因反人类罪被法庭判处绞刑。显然,"He didn't get way with murder" -- 萨达姆没有从谋杀指控中脱身。

还比如美国中部堪萨斯州Elk市的居民抱怨说,当地一名男子经常开枪射杀居民的狗,甚至连Elk市市长家的狗也被他开枪打伤了。可是这个人至今逍遥法外, "The man who has been shooting dogs is still getting away with it." 为什么呢? 因为有法律规定,农民有权为保护牲畜而杀死动物。不过狗一跑进他的地界就开枪,这未免有点过分。今天学的词组是to get away with...

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