guilty as charged

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guilty as charged (not comparable)

  1. (literally, law) Guilty to the same extent as one is charged; guilty to the court's accusations exactly as they were presented.
    My evidence will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the defendant is guilty as charged!
  2. (by extension) Truly, indeed, verily responsible for having done something.
    My coworkers noticed that I was tired, and assumed that I had stayed up all night watching the game. And yes, I was guilty as charged.

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