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beat the rap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeat the rapbeat the rapAVOID American English informal to avoid being punished for something you have done beat
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beat the rapFrye was arrested on state and federal charges, but he managed to beat the rap.He's been indicted three times, but beat the rap each time.He's been arrested on federal charges three times and has beaten the rap every time.
beat the rapbeat the rapAmerican English informal to avoid being punished for a crime rap
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