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    Could you help me to find the meaning of this sentence?
    "They ignore rules in order to see what they can get away with."
    I especially didn't understand the phrase "can get away with."
    Is this means to see what will be the consequences or just how to escape.
    Thank you.

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    Re: help

    get away with something phrasal verb
    1 to not be caught or punished when you have done something wrong : Watch Frank – he’ll cheat if he thinks he can get away with it.
    No one insults my family and gets away with it!
    (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English)

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