let off let off

Definition(s):

  • (v) grant exemption or release to

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Lee saw a guard let off warning shots and then open fire, killing two people on board.
  2. There wasn't another Alexei at the Shultz88 trial, so it must be he whom they let off scot-free.
  3. But the human rights lawyers complain that the message from the Chiquita deal is that if companies do transgress, they'll be let off lightly.

News

  1. Editorial: It's time for tea in D. C.

    What a party. It wasn't really a reason for celebration, more a reason to let off steam, but whatever the motivation for Wednesday's demonstration near the U.S. Capitol - it was welcome.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

  2. Gutting public's right to see records would be huge mistake

    Gov. Brown should veto the budget bill that would let official business escape scrutiny. Citizens' right to know what government is up to is paramount. SACRAMENTO — Given half a chance — any rationale at all — governments invariably will try to restrict the citizenry's access to public information. Especially if it might shine the light on official stupidity or misbehavior.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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