“Red handed”: idiom meaning.
- Red handed
- If you catch someone red handed you see him/her doing something bad or forbidden, you catch him/her exactly in the moment he/she is doing it; in the act.
Other examples of “red handed” idiom in a sentence
- I know he is guilty but I never caught him red handed.
- We must catch her red handed.
- I caught her red handed. She was stealing the money from my bag.
“Red handed”: use in context explanation
The woman wakes up in the middle of the night and sees her husband in the kitchen drinking beer from the fridge. She caught him red handed. She is very angry because he had promised her he wouldn’t do it anymore and now he’s doing it again and he’s been caught red handed. There’s no excuse for him now.