#IOTW: Idioms related to Crime

  1. SMOKING GUN: a piece of evidence of someone’s guilt.

The police haven’t found any smoking gun in the crime scene yet.

  1. BEHIND BARS: live in prison.

The shoplifter has finally put behind bars.

  1. GET AWAY WITH MURDER: doing something bad and not get punished for it.

E.g.: Rob gets away with murder because he’s charming.

  1. A STEAL: something costs much less than it is really worth; a good bargain.

 I got 50% discount on my new coat. It was such a steal!

  1. HIGHWAY ROBBERY / DAYLIGHT ROBBERY: something costs much more expensive than it should be, especially when you have no choice but to pay it.

The new restaurant has a very good place, but the price is simply highway robbery.

  1. MAKE OUT LIKE A BANDIT: someone who’s extremely successful in a venture.

Ann’s making out like a bandit, selling expensive cars.

  1. THICK AS THIEVES: people who have very close relationship. They always together and never keep secrets from each other.

Mickey and I have been as thick as thieves since we met in senior high school.


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

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