get off easy

get off easy  {v. phr.},  {informal}
Отделаться лишь малыми неприятностями; избегать чего-л. худшего.
The children who missed school to go to the fair got off easy.
John got off easy because it was the first time he had taken his father's car without permission.
Категории: children time {informal} {v. phr.}