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(bang) dead to rights

in the act; (guilty) without question. We caught her dead to rights with the loot still on her. There he was, bang dead to rights with the smoking gun still in his hands.
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dead to rights

In the act of committing an error or crime, red-handed. For example, They caught the burglars dead to rights with the Oriental rugs. This phrase uses to rights in the sense of "at once." [Slang; mid-1800s]
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dead to rights

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dead to rights

In the very act of making an error or committing a crime: The police caught the thief dead to rights with my silverware.
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Dille has twenty years of game experience to his name, and has twice won "Story of the Year" for his work on The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and on Dead to Rights.
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