bang dead to rights

bang dead to rights

Definitely guilty of a crime or other misdeed; caught in the act. Thanks to footage from the security cameras, the police were able to catch the burglars bang dead to rights.
See also: bang, dead, right, to
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(bang) dead to rights

mod. in the act; [guilty] without question. We caught her dead to rights with the loot still on her.
See also: bang, dead, right, to
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