1. Education

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://esl.about.com/library/glossary/bldef_159.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

catch (someone) red-handed
<Back to Last Page>     <Idiomatic English Glossary - C>

Definition: witness or find someone doing something improper

Explanation: Used when speaking about a person who knows he / she is doing something wrong

Examples: I caught Jack red-handed as he was trying to take some cash out of the register. - People who are caught red-handed for the third time are sent to jail.

Related Resources:

Vocabulary Reference and Exercises
Guide to the extensive vocabulary resources on this site

Vocabulary Quizzes
Test and expand your vocabulary understanding

Phrasal Verb Reference
Learn the most important phrasal verbs

<Back to Last Page>     <Idiomatic English Glossary - C>
Explore English as 2nd Language
By Category
    eslEnglish as 2nd LanguageeducationEducationaf50486c0f0001877480cf6eaf50486c0f000287748046eahttp://esl.about.comod526F6F742205liveKenneth Beareeslguide39g0004lzNIP11970-01-0110/od/index.htm0526F6F741approved/od
  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. English as 2nd Language

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.