be caught red-handed

to be caught doing something wrong

He was caught red-handed with the money in his bag.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • caught red-handed — caught with evidence, caught in the act    The smuggler was caught red handed with a kilo of cocaine …   English idioms

  • caught red-handed —    If a person is caught red handed, they are caught while they are doing something wrong or illegal.     The boy was caught red handed stealing chocolate in the supermarket …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • caught red handed — caught in the act, caught at the very moment the act was being committed, caught at the very moment of commiting a crime …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be caught red-handed — phrase to be caught doing something wrong He was caught red handed with the money in his bag. Thesaurus: to do something dishonestsynonym Main entry: red handed …   Useful english dictionary

  • be caught red-handed — be caught while committing a deed, be caught in action, be trapped or captured while doing something wrong …   English contemporary dictionary

  • was caught red-handed — was caught while performing the deed, his misconduct was found out …   English contemporary dictionary

  • caught him red-handed — caught him in the middle of an action …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Red-handed — may refer to:* Red handed Howler, New World monkey * Red handed Tamarin, New World monkey * The expression Caught red handed or In flagrante delicto …   Wikipedia

  • red-handed — red hand|ed [ ,red hændıd ] adjective be caught red handed to be caught doing something wrong …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • red-handed — adj catch sb red handed to catch someone at the moment when they are doing something wrong ▪ Earl was caught red handed taking the money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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