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    Tracing a needle in a haystack

    Please, check if the follwoing passage is grammatically correct. Thanks!

    In light of the enormous resources invested in that mission, portraying Jason's detection as an impressive achievement is a bit much. On the other hand, one should bear in mind that tracing Jason in Takisland is as challenging as tracing a needle in a haystack. Jason was hiding in a hostile and fanatical country whose regime, and largely - whose intelligence services, externalized their sympathy for Jason's ideology. Moreover, Jason was hidden by a family loyal to "The Fifth Religion" which was generously paid.

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    Re: Tracing a needle in a haystack

    The expression I know is "looking for a needle in a haystack." The expression for success at that would be to "find" the needle, not to "trace" it.

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