Meaning: If someone is caught red-handed, they are caught in the act of doing something wrong such as cheating or stealing.
- I used to cheat in exams until I was caught red-handed by my teacher. I stopped doing it after that.
- How can you say you didn't steal the book? You were caught red-handed walking out of the store after you'd hidden it under your jacket.
The guy in the apartment next door was caught red-handed