Значение идиомы get off cheap

[get off cheap] {v. phr.} 1. To receive a lesser punishment thanone deserves.

Ted could have been sentenced to fifteen years inprison; he got off cheap by receiving a reduced sentence of fiveyears.

2. To pay less than the normal price.

If you had your carrepaired for only $75, you got off cheap.

Contrast: GET AWAY WITH.

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