Also, catch in the act. Apprehend someone in the course of wrongdoing, as in The boys were trying to steal a car and the police caught them red-handed, or He tried to cheat on the exam, but his teacher walked in and caught him in the act. The first term referred to blood on a murderer’s hands and originally signified only that crime. Later it was extended to any offense. The variant (catch in the act) is a translation of the Latin in flagrante delicto, part of the Roman code and long used in English law.
the power or faculty of seeing; perception of objects by use of the eyes; vision. an act, fact, or instance of seeing. one’s range of vision on some specific occasion: Land is in sight. a view; glimpse. mental perception or regard; judgment. something seen or worth seeing; spectacle: the sights of London. Informal. something unusual, […]
- Catch some rays
catch some rays verb phrase To sunbathe: The prince seized the opportunity to leave his chilly isle behind and catch some rays (1980s+) Sunbathe, as in I want a good tan so I think I’ll go catch some rays. [ ; second half of 1900s ]
- Catch someone with their pants down
catch someone with their pants down verb phrase To find someone in the wrong with no possibility of evasion; catch someone in flagrante delicto: Every time someone catches us with our pants down, catches us in an outright lie, up pops Ron to admit it/ The insensitive, bumbling male senators caught with their political pants […]
a large cross-stitch used in finishing seams and in hemming.