scotch free vs scot free : Common Errors in English

About scotch free vs scot free

Getting away with something “scot free” has nothing to do with the Scots (or Scotch). The scot was a medieval tax; if you evaded paying it you got off scot free. Some people wrongly suppose this phrase alludes to Dred Scott, the American slave who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom. The phrase is “scot free”: no H, one T.

scot free Meaning(s)

  • (r) free from harm or penalty

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