Bang-to-rights meaning

(rare, UK, idiomatic) To have sufficient, indisputable evidence that a person's actions are generally perceived to be wrong; to catch red-handed.
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Used other than as an idiom: bang (adverb), to rights.
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(idiomatic) Red-handed.
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Origin of bang-to-rights

  • From reinterpretation of bang (“completely”) as bang (“to handle noisily or violently”)
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  • From reinterpretation of bang (“completely”) + to rights (“properly”)
    From Wiktionary