let (someone) off

let (someone) off

Definition: to decide not to punish someone, or to give a lighter punishment than expected.

(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)

E.g.1: She smiled sweetly at the policeman who had stopped her for driving too fast and he let her off with a caution.

E.g.2: I’ll let you off this time, but if you do it again I’ll prosecute you.

This phrasal verb is separated by its object. (E.g.1 and 2)

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