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dead to rights

Definition of dead to rights

US

  1. 1 :  with proof that someone is guilty <She was caught dead to rights on a bribery charge.>

  2. 2 sports :  with no chance of winning or succeeding <The other team had us dead to rights by the end of the first half.>



Word by Word Definitions

deadplay
  1. :  deprived of life :  no longer alive

    :  having the appearance of death :  deathly

    :  lacking power to move, feel, or respond :  numb

  1. :  the state of being dead

    :  the time of greatest quiet

  1. :  absolutely, utterly

    :  suddenly and completely

    :  directly

rightplay rights
  1. :  righteous, upright

    :  being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper

    :  conforming to facts or truth :  correct

  1. :  qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval

    : :  something to which one has a just claim: as

    :  the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

  1. :  according to right

    :  in the exact location, position, or moment :  precisely

    :  in a suitable, proper, or desired manner

  1. :  to do justice to :  redress the injuries of

    :  justify, vindicate

    :  avenge


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