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catch as catch canTo use any available means or methods.Rate it:

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catch-as-catch-canA. 1681, John Fryer, Richard Chiswell, Robert Roberts, Robert White, A New Account of East-India and Persia, in Eight Letters, Being Nine Years Travels, Begun 1672 and Finished 1681.Rate it:

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catch-as-catch-canIntermittent; only when possible or when the opportunity presents itself.Rate it:

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catch fliesAn ostensible product of awkwardly having one's mouth open wide.Rate it:

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catch you on the flip sideGoodbye, farewell.Rate it:

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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

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catch onTo begin to understand; to realize or detect.Rate it:

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catch hellBe severely reprimanded, punished, or beaten.Rate it:

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catch onTo become popular; to become commonplace; to become the standard.Rate it:

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catch outTo discover or expose as fake or insincere.Rate it:

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catch upTo pick up suddenly.Rate it:

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catch upTo provide with news.Rate it:

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catch upTo be reaching something that had been ahead.Rate it:

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catch a tanTo get a suntan.Rate it:

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catch a buzzTo become slightly inebriated, but not yet be drunk.Rate it:

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catch a coldTo become infected with cold.Rate it:

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catch airTo make a jump.Rate it:

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catch big airSuperlative of catch air; make a big jump high off the ground.Rate it:

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catch dustTo be rarely used.Rate it:

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catch fireBecome engulfed with flames.Rate it:

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catch heatTo get into trouble with somebody; to be scolded or chastised.Rate it:

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catch itBe severely reprimanded, punished, or beaten.Rate it:

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Catch More Flies With Honey than VinegarYou can gain positive accomplishments by acting well and giving your best. If, you are going to be disgraceful and disagreeable, your achievements will amount to nothingRate it:

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catch nappingTo surprise; to take advantage of the lack of watchfulness of.Rate it:

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catch of the dayA type of fish or other seafood which has been caught and brought to market within more-or-less the last 24 hours.Rate it:

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catch of the dayA person who is a popular or desirable choice to be a partner in a prospective marital or romantic relationship.Rate it:

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catch one's deathTo contract a serious illness, especially a nasty cold or other respiratory ailment and especially as a result of exposure to wet or chilly weather.Rate it:

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catch one's driftTo understand the essence of what someone attempts to communicate, especially if it is vague, hinting, or poorly phrased.Rate it:

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catch outTo put a batsman out by catching the batted ball before it touches the ground.Rate it:

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catch sight ofto see for a brief period; to get a glimpse ofRate it:

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catch some raysTo sunbathe.Rate it:

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catch some z'sTo sleep.Rate it:

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catch someone nappingTo take advantage of someone's inattention.Rate it:

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Catch Someone Red-HandedTo get hold of a person or situation, while a wrong act is being carried outRate it:

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catch someone red-handedTo discover or capture someone in the act of committing a crime.Rate it:

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catch someone with one's hand in the cookie jarTo catch someone taking something that he or she is not entitled to.Rate it:

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catch someone's driftTo understand the meaning or implications of someone’s pronouncement.Rate it:

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catch someone's eyeTo capture someone's attention.Rate it:

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catch the eyeTo attract the attentionRate it:

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catch the sunTo become sunburned.Rate it:

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catch the sunTo reflect light from the sun.Rate it:

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catch upTo entangle.Rate it:

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catch upTo compensate for or make up a deficiency.Rate it:

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catch upTo get news.Rate it:

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catch upget level withRate it:

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Catch You LaterTo say farewell to someone for a short time-period or just a simple good byeRate it:

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catch you laterAn informal farewellRate it:

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Catch-22A difficult situation from which there is no escape because it involves mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.Rate it:

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throw a sprat to catch a mackerelTo sacrifice something of little value in the hope of gaining something better.Rate it:

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widow's walkA roof-top walkway or balcony associated with the homes of early sea captains from which the wife could see far out to sea and hope to catch a glimpse of her returning husband's ship...or not. Sailing in wooden ships and/or whaling was a hazardous business.Rate it:

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