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Meaning of red-handed

red-hand•ed

Pronunciation: (red'han'did), [key]
— adj., adv.
  1. in the very act of a crime, wrongdoing, etc., or in possession of self-incriminating evidence: They caught him red-handed dipping into the till.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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