поймать на подлости или низости

English translation: to catch him out in anything base or sordid

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09:53 May 19, 2003
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Russian term or phrase: поймать на подлости или низости
Они всегда следовали за ним по пятам в надежде поймать его на очередной подлости или низости... Это из отрывка о репортерах, которые гоняются за любой сенсацией.
Helena7
Georgia
Local time: 09:30
English translation:to catch him out in anything base or sordid
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:30
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Summary of answers provided
4to catch him out in anything base or sordid
Jack Doughty
4They dogged his steps in the hopes of catching him in the latest act of depravity or corruption...
Emil Tubinshlak
4(They always trailed him) hoping to catch him in the indecent acts.
alla dunbar
4to catch him in a dirty or mean trick
GaryG
4to find him out in a dirty (shabby, nasty, dog's) trick
2rush


  

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to find him out in a dirty (shabby, nasty, dog's) trick


Explanation:
HIH

2rush
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to catch him in a dirty or mean trick


Explanation:
Moy variant

GaryG
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(They always trailed him) hoping to catch him in the indecent acts.


Explanation:
OR: …to catch him committing indecent acts.

alla dunbar
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They dogged his steps in the hopes of catching him in the latest act of depravity or corruption...


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Emil Tubinshlak
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to catch him out in anything base or sordid


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Jack Doughty
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