catch someone red-handed

Catch someone red-handed
If someone is caught red-handed, they are found doing something wrong or illegal.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • catch someone red-handed — catch (someone) red handed to discover someone doing something illegal or wrong. I caught him red handed trying to break into my car. (often + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch someone red-handed — catch someone in the middle of an action …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catch someone red-handed —    If someone is caught red handed, they are found doing something wrong or illegal.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • catch smb red-handed — find someone in the middle of doing something wrong He caught the boy red handed when he was stealing the candy …   Idioms and examples

  • catch red-handed — catch (someone) red handed to discover someone doing something illegal or wrong. I caught him red handed trying to break into my car. (often + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • red-handed — adjective catch sb redhanded to catch someone at the moment when they are doing something wrong: Earl was caught red handed taking money from the register …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • catch — catch1 [ kætʃ ] (past tense and past participle caught [ kɔt ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop and hold something/someone ▸ 2 stop someone escaping ▸ 3 find and arrest ▸ 4 (hunt and) stop animal ▸ 5 get on public vehicle ▸ 6 discover someone doing something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • catch — I UK [kætʃ] / US verb Word forms catch : present tense I/you/we/they catch he/she/it catches present participle catching past tense caught UK [kɔːt] / US [kɔt] past participle caught *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to stop and hold something… …   English dictionary

  • catch — 1 verb past tense and past participle caught 1 STOP/TRAP SB (T) a) to stop someone after you have been chasing them and prevent them from escaping: You can t catch me! she yelled, running away across the field. | If the guerrillas catch you, they …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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