catch red-handed

разг. застать кого-л. на месте преступления, поймать с поличным The policeman followed the thieves until they actually picked up the jewellery, when he caught them red-handed. ≈ Полицейский следовал за ворами до тех пор, пока они не забрали драгоценности, и тогда он поймал их с поличным.

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • catch red-handed — catch (someone) red handed to discover someone doing something illegal or wrong. I caught him red handed trying to break into my car. (often + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch red-handed — {v. phr.} /To apprehend a person during the act of committing an illicit or criminal act./ * /Al was caught red handed at the local store when he was trying to walk out with a new camera he had not paid for./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch red-handed — {v. phr.} /To apprehend a person during the act of committing an illicit or criminal act./ * /Al was caught red handed at the local store when he was trying to walk out with a new camera he had not paid for./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch\ red-handed — v. phr. To apprehend a person during the act of committing an illicit or criminal act. Al was caught red handed at the local store when he was trying to walk out with a new camera he had not paid for …   Словарь американских идиом

  • red-handed — /rɛd ˈhændəd / (say red handuhd) phrase catch red handed, to discover in the very act of a crime or other deed: to catch a thief red handed …   Australian English dictionary

  • red-handed — adj catch sb red handed to catch someone at the moment when they are doing something wrong ▪ Earl was caught red handed taking the money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • catch someone red-handed — catch (someone) red handed to discover someone doing something illegal or wrong. I caught him red handed trying to break into my car. (often + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch someone red-handed — If someone is caught red handed, they are found doing something wrong or illegal …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • catch somebody red-handed — catch sb red ˈhanded idiom to catch sb in the act of doing sth wrong or committing a crime Main entry: ↑catchidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-handed — adjective catch sb redhanded to catch someone at the moment when they are doing something wrong: Earl was caught red handed taking money from the register …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • catch someone red-handed —    If someone is caught red handed, they are found doing something wrong or illegal.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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