Cliche Cafe: Why Do We Say, ‘Caught Red-Handed?’
Get ready to get a little grossed out... because that red-handed phrase sounds pretty messy.
Ugh, as we discover what these cliches really mean, things get a little messy. Last week, we discovered that WAY back when, people were concerned they'd actually toss out their child with dirty bathwater. Today, we're discussing dead animals.
So why do we say someone was, 'caught red-handed?'
According to Grammarly:
Gross, just pure grossness. I'm not even sure I can use that expression anymore.