esercizi di vocabolario

  1. TO BEAT THE RAP (US)giustificarsi, evitare la punizione 
    to escape or avoid blame or punishment/to escape or evade the penalties
    connected with an accusation or charge
  2. CAT BURGLARladro acrobata 
    a burglar who is adept at entering and leaving the burglarized place
    without attracting notice
  3. TO COP A PLEA – fare un patteggiamento
    to admit to having committed a crime in order to avoid being punished
    for a more serious crime
  4. TO BE IN THE CAN/CLINK (US)//BEHIND BARS – essere in prigione 
    to be in prison
  5. TO BE ON THE LAMessere in fuga 
    trying to avoid being caught by the police
  6. STOOL PIGEONtalpa/informatore/spia 
    a person acting as a decoy or informer/a person, often a criminal,
    who gives information in secret to the police so that they can catch other criminals
  7. TO BE IN THE DOCKsul banco degli imputati 
    to be on trial in a criminal case; dock: an enclosed place
    for the defendant in a court of law
  8. TO DO A RUNNER (UK)andare via (senza pagare)
    to leave a place in order to avoid a difficult or unpleasant situation
    or to avoid paying for something

sources:; Cambridge Dictionary; Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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