разобраться по-чеченски

12:12 Jun 13, 2016
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Russian term or phrase: разобраться по-чеченски
Hey! How would you translate this saying into a correspondent idiomatic way? it means "to sort out things in an illegal way (as a Chechen"..is there any correspondent saying in English? The saying appears as a quotation in an article about the North Caucasus.
Vanessa Montesi

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4 -1do things under the table
Mark Hemming

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do things under the table

This is a good phrase you can use to describe illegal/underhand activity. See sentences below.

Example sentence(s):
  • It was strictly an under-the-table deal. The mayor made a few bucks under the table, too.
  • A lot of these people work 80-hour weeks with all or half of their salaries paid under the table.

    Reference: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/under-the...
    Reference: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/under+the+table
Mark Hemming
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:19
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disagree  Mikhail Kropotov: Sorry, but this is wrong. The Russian expression literally says "doing things the Chechen way". Your English-language links are thus irrelevant. I know the asker wanted an expression with that very meaning, but this is not an English monolingual question.
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