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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    capture bang to rights = catch with the goods,catch red-handed

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence from Norman’s “Bang to Rights”?

    One night a screw looked through his spy-hole and captured him bang to rights.

    capture bang to rights = catch with the goods; catch red-handed

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: capture bang to rights = catch with the goods,catch red-handed

    I would say 'caught him bang to rights'- when using slang like screw, captured seems a bit formal.

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