dead to rights
phrasal with no chance of escape or excuse ; red-handed <
had him dead to rights for the robbery
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  • Dead to Rights — For the Game Boy Advance game, see Dead to Rights (Game Boy Advance). Dead to Rights Developer(s) Namco Publisher(s) …   Wikipedia

  • dead to rights — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Without a chance of escaping blame; proven wrong. * /Mother had Bob dead to rights, because she caught him with his hand in the cookie jar./ * /The police caught the man dead to rights./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dead to rights — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Without a chance of escaping blame; proven wrong. * /Mother had Bob dead to rights, because she caught him with his hand in the cookie jar./ * /The police caught the man dead to rights./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dead to rights — adverb With sufficient evidence to establish responsibility definitively. Because of the video replay, the ref had him dead to rights on the penalty. Syn: bang to rights, red handed …   Wiktionary

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  • Dead to rights (catch phrase) — 1. It is a British, American and Australian catch phrase meaning to have enough proof to show that someone has done something wrong. 2. To be caught red handed, in the very act of committing a crime or error. It implies that there is no possible… …   Wikipedia

  • bang to rights — 1. adjective caught red handed; in a guilty state. Mad Pierre sarcastically responded that the spammer was correct. “Damn, youve got us bang to rights. Syn: dead to rights 2 …   Wiktionary

  • dead — deadness, n. /ded/, adj., deader, deadest, n., adv. adj. 1. no longer living; deprived of life: dead people; dead flowers; dead animals. 2. brain dead. 3. not endowed with life; inanimate: dead stones. 4. resembling death; deathlike: a dead… …   Universalium

  • Dead — (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[ a]d; akin to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.] 1. Deprived of life; opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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