commit misconduct


commit misconduct
   to indulge in extramarital sexual activity
   Used of either sex, and also as commit infamy.
   To commit adultery is standard English and not euphemistic, being the first use of the phrase:
    ... moments of passion reduced to 'committing misconduct'. (Pearsall, 1969)
    [He] would in time betray his wife... and might in his lifetime commit infamy with more than a thousand women and boys. (Tremain, 1999)

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