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walk free

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwalk freewalk free (also walk American English)SCT to leave a court of law without being punished or sent to prison Ferguson walked free after the charges were dropped. If more evidence isn’t found, Harris will walk. walk
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walk freeOur courts and prisons are so overcrowded that convicted felons walk free.If more evidence isn't found, Harris will walk.Some prisons are so overcrowded that convicted felons are allowed to walk free.Or Kevin and Ian Maxwell, who walked free after a trial costing upwards of £25 million?Ferguson walked free after the charges were dropped.But they walked free from Bristol Crown Court after the judge ruled that there was no case to answer.He walked free from court after after it was revealed that a detective in the case was sleeping with his first wife.Green Berets walk free from Salvador siege.Now she will have to spend another three years behind bars instead of walking free in 11 months' time.Heather Mallender's murderer walks free - that sort of thing.
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