beat\ the\ rap

v. phr.
To escape the legal penalty one ought to receive.

In spite of the strong evidence against him, the prisoner beat the rap and went free.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • beat the rap — {v. phr.} To escape the legal penalty one ought to receive. * /In spite of the strong evidence against him, the prisoner beat the rap and went free./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat the rap — {v. phr.} To escape the legal penalty one ought to receive. * /In spite of the strong evidence against him, the prisoner beat the rap and went free./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat the rap — If you beat the rap, you escape conviction and punishment for a crime or something you have done wrong …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • beat the rap — ► beat the rap N. Amer. informal escape punishment for or be acquitted of a crime. Main Entry: ↑rap …   English terms dictionary

  • beat the rap — phrasal : to escape or evade the penalties connected with an accusation or charge he was charged with arson but he beat the rap * * * beat the rap (N Am sl) 1. To be acquitted of a crime 2. To avoid punishment • • • Main Entry: ↑rap * * * beat… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the rap — have the charges removed or dropped, get off    Every time the burglar was caught he was able to beat the rap …   English idioms

  • beat the rap — American, informal to escape being punished. There s no way he can beat the rap now. No lawyer can save him …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat the rap — mainly American informal to escape being punished for a crime you have been accused of So far all the main suspects have beaten the rap …   English dictionary

  • beat the rap — phrasal to escape or evade the penalties connected with an accusation or charge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beat the rap — evade or escape punishment for the crime one had been accused of …   English contemporary dictionary

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