let someone off

let someone off
1》 refrain from punishing someone.
2》 excuse someone from a task or obligation.
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  • let someone off — let (someone) off to not punish someone. The judge let the boys off because they hadn t ever been in trouble before. Related vocabulary: off the hook …   New idioms dictionary

  • let someone off — 1 (informal) I ll let you off this time: PARDON, forgive, grant an amnesty to; deal leniently with, be merciful to, have mercy on; acquit, absolve, exonerate, clear, vindicate; …   Useful english dictionary

  • let someone off — 1) informal I ll let you off this time Syn: pardon, forgive, grant an amnesty to; deal leniently with, be merciful to, have mercy on; acquit, absolve, exonerate, clear, vindicate; informal let someone off the hook; formal exculpate 2) he let me… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • let someone off — 1) informal I ll let you off this time Syn: pardon, forgive, acquit, absolve, exonerate, clear, vindicate; informal let someone off the hook 2) he let me off work Syn: excuse from, exempt from, spare from …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • let (someone) off easy — 1. to give someone a light punishment. Stern let Robbins off easy, suspending him for just three games. 2. to demand less effort from someone. She laughed at the suggestion that people are letting her off easy now that she is 81 …   New idioms dictionary

  • let someone off the hook — get/let (someone) off the hook to allow someone to escape from a difficult situation or to avoid doing something that they do not want to do. John s agreed to go to the meeting in my place, so that lets me off the hook …   New idioms dictionary

  • let smb off the hook — excuse someone from a penalty or promise He let me off the hook and I didn t have to stay after work and help clean the office …   Idioms and examples

  • ˌlet sb ˈoff — phrasal verb to give someone little or no punishment for something that they did wrong I was pulled over for speeding, but I was let off with a warning.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • get someone off the hook — get/let (someone) off the hook to allow someone to escape from a difficult situation or to avoid doing something that they do not want to do. John s agreed to go to the meeting in my place, so that lets me off the hook …   New idioms dictionary

  • let someone go — MAKE REDUNDANT, dismiss, discharge, lay off, give notice to, axe; informal sack, fire, give someone their cards, give someone their marching orders, send packing, give someone the boot/push, give someone the (old) heave ho. → let …   Useful english dictionary

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