Caught With Your Pants Down

This expression is one of a surprising number of idioms with the word pants in them. Meaning To be caught with your pants down means to be caught unawares in a situation to which you are completely unable to respond, react, etc. This expression means much the same as being a “deer in the headlights” except that the situation … Read more

Caught with Your Hand In The Cookie Jar

Also: Have one’s hand in the cookie jar Meaning of Idiom ‘Caught with Your (or one’s) Hand in the Cookie Jar’ To be caught with one’s hand in the cookie jar means to be caught in the act of doing something wrong or forbidden, especially stealing money from one’s employer. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton … Read more

Caught Red-Handed

Also: Catch Red-Handed Meaning of Idiom ‘Caught Red-Handed’ To be caught red-handed means to be caught while doing something wrong or illegal; to be caught committing a crime with all the evidence available.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of Use “She was caught red-handed while shoplifting.” “I tried to … Read more

Caught In The Crossfire

Also: Caught in the Middle Cross in the Crosshairs Meaning of Idiom ‘Caught in the Crossfire’ To be caught in the crossfire means to suffer harm because of a dispute between two other individuals or entities even though you yourself are not a part of the dispute. Caught in the crossfire means much the same as ‘caught … Read more