perfect crime

noun

: a crime that leaves no evidence
She thought she had committed a/the perfect crime.

Examples of perfect crime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dampening hope, the seemingly perfect crime from 71 years ago was never solved. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 21 Apr. 2023 The centerpiece of Laurence Graff’s display window, the stone was famous before the Chicago hoodlums committed what seemed a perfect crime. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 12 Mar. 2023

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“Perfect crime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfect%20crime. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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