Origin of red-handed
Related formsred-hand·ed·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for red-handed
He thought over several plans in his mind, and decided that he must catch Mr. Skeel red-handed.Tom Fairfield at Sea|Allen Chapman
Humboldt took Pike red-handed; this the present biographer deplores; but he can neither discover nor invent a defense.
You needn't 've been afraid of any one hearin' the shot and catching you red-handed.The Voice of the Pack|Edison Marshall
I never mention it myself unless I catch her red-handed; then I storm a little to keep her in bounds.Birthright|T.S. Stribling
The pipe dropped from the fingers of the Red-Handed, and he slept the sleep of the conscience-free and the weary.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)