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Old April 23, 2020, 06:02 PM
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To get away with

¿salir con? It doesn't sound right to me. Is this the term?
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Old April 23, 2020, 10:13 PM
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A common translation is "salirse con la suya":

- No me pude salir con la mía de quedarme en casa y no ir a trabajar.
I couldn't get away with staying at home and not go to work.

- El chofer se salió con la suya. Chocó y se escapó sin pagar el golpe.
The driver got away with hitting and not paying the damage.


But sometimes, we use alternative constructions:

- Si los diputados creen que pueden contar mentiras, están muy equivocados.
If you think you can get away with lies, you're very wrong.

- ¿Así que crees que puedes fumar a mis espaldas? Pues piénsalo dos veces.
So you think you can get away with smoking behind my back? Well, think again.

- Nadie puede lograr tener una cuenta en redes sociales y mantener su privacidad.
Nobody can get away with having a social network account and keep their privacy.
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Old September 05, 2020, 08:12 AM
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How about "escaparse impune"?

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Old September 05, 2020, 02:35 PM
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That's for specific contexts where the person was supposed to get a punishment for something they did, but the punishment never came.


- No pudimos atrapar al ladrón. Se escapó impune. (The thief was not punished because we couldn't catch him.)
- El asesino se suicidó en su celda. Se escapó impune. (The murderer could not be punished for what he did because he died before being judged.)
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