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caught red-handed

This page is about the idiom caught red-handed.

Meaning: If someone is caught red-handed, they are caught in the act of doing something wrong such as cheating or stealing.

For example:

  • 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.

Quick Quiz:

The guy in the apartment next door was caught red-handed

a. watching bad T.V.

b. peeping on our cute neighbour

c. cooking an awful dinner

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Contributor: Matt Errey