[General] capture bang to rights = catch with the goods,catch red-handed

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vil

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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.

Regards,

V.
 

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