dead to rights

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dead (completely, utterly) + to rights (properly)

PhraseEdit

dead to rights

  1. (US, idiomatic) With sufficient evidence to establish responsibility definitively.
    Because of the video replay, the ref had him dead to rights on the penalty.

SynonymsEdit

Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 13:33