Red-handed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |red handəd|  American pronunciation of the word red-handed
Brit.  |ˌredˈhændɪd|  British pronunciation of the word red-handed

adverb

- doing something reprehensible or showing clear evidence of having done something reprehensible

adjective

- in the act of committing a crime or other reprehensible act

Examples

...caught red-handed, the would-be embezzler proceeded to give some extemporary and not very convincing explanations for her actions...

...caught red-handed in what he claimed was his first adulterate encounter...

He was caught red-handed (=as he was doing something wrong) taking money from the cash register.

Earl was caught red-handed taking the money.

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