can't do right for doing wrong

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Be in a situation where any course of action leads to a negative outcome.
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“Hold your confounded tongue!” he bawled. “You can't do right for doing wrong, can you? No, by G-d! [ …]

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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nemůže dělat správně, když dělá špatně

kann nicht richtig für falsch machen

δεν μπορεί να κάνει σωστά για να κάνει λάθος

no puedo hacer lo correcto por hacer el mal

ne peut pas faire le bien pour faire le mal

non posso fare bene per fare male

kan niet goed doen om verkeerd te doen

kan ikke gjøre det riktig for å gjøre feil

nie może zrobić dobrze, jeśli robi źle

не могу поступать правильно, поступая неправильно

做錯不能做對

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