let someone off

let someone off

Definition: to give someone a lighter punishment than expected or no punishment at all.

(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)

E.g.1: It’s not fair! You always punish me and you always let him off. He broke the computer, not me.
E.g.2: The thief only got 3 months for attacking the old lady. The public were angry because they felt that the justice system had let off a man who would commit the same crime again and again.

This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g. 1)

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