#IOTW: Idioms related to Crime

  1.  Smoking gun. Meaning: a piece of evidence of someone’s guilt.
    • Example:
      • “The police haven’t found any smoking gun in the crime scene yet.”
  2. Behind bars. Meaning: live in prison.
    • Example:
      • “The shoplifter has finally put behind bars.”
  3. Get away with murder. Meaning: doing something bad and not get punished for it.
    • Example;
      • “Rob gets away with murder because he’s charming.”
  4. A steal. Meaning: something costs much less than it is really worth; a good bargain.
    • Example:
      • “I got 50% discount on my new coat. It was such a steal!”
  5. Highway robbery/daylight robbery. Meaning: something costs much more expensive than it should be, especially when you have no choice but to pay it.
    • Example:
      • “The new restaurant has a very good place, but the price is simply highway robbery.”
  6. Make out like a bandit. Meaning: someone who’s extremely successful in a venture.
    • Example:
      • “Ann’s making out like a bandit, selling expensive cars.”
  7. Thick as thieves. Meaning: people who have very close relationship. They always together and never keep secrets from each other.
    • Example:
      • “Mickey and I have been as thick as thieves since we met in senior high school.”

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, March 19, 2016


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