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Sneaking something with 目を盗む


Do it secretly, so that people don't find out.

Goo Dictionary

Written as 〜の()(ぬす)んで, this expression means to do something stealthily or in secret. Something is being done without being seen by someone or without their knowledge, with the hope of not being found out by the person identified directly before the の.

In English, a similar phrase is to do something “behind someone’s back”. In some similar cases, you may “slip past” someone.


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