not want to catch (one) (doing something)

not want to catch (one) (doing something)

To not want to see or find out that one is doing something that has been forbidden. I don't want to catch you borrowing my car, or there'll be hell to pay! I don't want to catch you going through my things again, or I'll ground you for a week!
See also: catch, not, to, want
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