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To be caught red-handed, in the very act of committing a crime or error. It implies that there is no possible way for a person to explain away their mistake or crime.
We've got the Congressman dead to rights on accepting bribes, there's no excuse he can make.
by julatten October 07, 2004
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with no possibility of escape or evasion
They caught him dead to rights when he broke in at night.
by The Return of Light Joker October 14, 2009
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Calling someone out for something
"John got Aaron dead to rights on Rhonda being chunky"
by Josephine H September 24, 2003
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