catch one doing


catch one doing
do not expect somebody to do it

"Catch me riding on a bus!" Sammy let out his roar. "Not likely!" he said. (I. Murdoch)

Please forget about that man for a few minutes, anyway. No man's worth getting that worked up about. Catch me doing it! (D. Parker)

And, mind you, it's me that makes it pay so well. Catch him going down to collect his own rents! Not likely! (B. Shaw)

"Catch me riding on a bus!" Sammy let out his roar. "Not likely," he said (I. Murdoch)


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