in the act


Prepositional phraseEdit

in the act

  1. (idiomatic) In the process of doing something considered criminal or otherwise wrong; used to emphasize the eye-witness evidence.
    She denied it but she had been spotted in the act.

Usage notesEdit

  • most commonly used in the phrase caught in the act, or similar.


Derived termsEdit

  • caught in the act


Last modified on 11 January 2014, at 06:51