Definition of bang to rights in English:

bang to rights

(North American dead to rights)

phrase

informal
  • (of a criminal) with positive proof of guilt.

    ‘we've got you bang to rights handling stolen property’
    • ‘If it locks on to your car and you are exceeding the speed limit, they have you bang to rights.’
    • ‘I knew I was going to get a ticket because I was bang to rights.’
    • ‘The combination of the cards and the video meant that he was bang to rights as far as being there and taking something was concerned, and they are saying that now he is admitting it.’
    • ‘A player flagrantly flaunts the rules, and in doing so, is caught bang to rights.’
    • ‘He gave a full and frank admission that he was caught bang to rights.’
    • ‘The rule of strict liability applied and he was bang to rights.’
    • ‘I hereby certify that I have done nothing whatsoever that I have any intention of telling you about, unless they've got me bang to rights on tape.’
    • ‘In a police interview played in court he told officers: ‘I'm caught, bang to rights.’’
    • ‘The downside of this will be that if I ever do commit any kind of crime then the police will pretty much have me bang to rights.’
    • ‘There have been rumours and now he has been caught bang to rights.’
    in the act, with one's fingers in the till, with one's hand in the till
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