in the act
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- (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.
- He was caught in the act in the store after hours.
- He was caught in the act of climbing out the window.
- Most commonly used in forms of the phrase catch in the act, or similar.
in the process of doing something