English version

a life of crime

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha life of crimea life of crimewhen someone spends their life stealing and committing crimes, in order to get money to live crime
Examples from the Corpus
a life of crimeJock has chosen a life of crime within which to fashion a self.They hadn't bothered tuppence before when he was following a life of crime.I certainly never figured Tod/John for a life of crime.At the age of twelve, he entered into a life of crime.I paid Fagin to trap Oliver into a life of crime.
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