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Scot-free /skɒtˈfriː/ (adverb) — without suffering any punishment or injury.

"On account of your reliance on legal advice clause the useless lawyer who gave you that crappy advice got away with it scot-free".

Etymology: A “scot” or “secot” was a municipal tax in mediaeval England. To go scot-free was to successfully dodge the tax.