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catch-as-catch-can

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Using or making do with whatever means are available; irregular.

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  • adjective idiomatic intermittent; only when possible or when the opportunity presents itself
  • adjective wrestling of a form of amateur freestyle wrestling (catch wrestling)
  • adverb ad hoc, or in any way possible

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Examples

  • Shot in a catch-as-catch-can manner in 2003, the film tracks the misadventures of Jani Raappana, a 20-year-old slacker addicted to Subutex, the synthetic opiate that has replaced heroin in much of Europe and pervades the youth culture of Rovaniemi, the capital city of Finnish Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle.

    Cooking Up Something Tasty

  • Getting my foot in the door of an actual, ongoing, contemporary, catch-as-catch-can counterculture.

    Portland Vagabonder [Card #8: Strength] [WORK-IN-PROGRESS]

  • Shot in a catch-as-catch-can manner in 2003, the film tracks the misadventures of Jani Raappana, a 20-year-old slacker addicted to Subutex, the synthetic opiate that has replaced heroin in much of Europe and pervades the youth culture of Rovaniemi, the capital city of Finnish Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle.

    Cooking Up Something Tasty

  • Reserved seating can now be booked online, another improvement from the old catch-as-catch-can seating policy.

    In the Village, Bellying Up to a New Bar

  • TRYING TO EXERCISE ON a catch-as-catch-can basis hardly ever works.

    The Life You Want

  • Later in the life of her new garden, the meal they shared was a catch-as-catch-can lunch.

    Sea Escape

  • Jurisprudence has often been a catch-as-catch-can thing at Tulane and Broad, no more so than since the end of the thirty-year reign of District Attorney Harry Connick Sr., father of the singer.

    The Lampshade

  • Later in the life of her new garden, the meal they shared was a catch-as-catch-can lunch.

    Sea Escape

  • Put at least I'm getting paid, which is more than I've had other than catch-as-catch-can for the last two years.

    Making Light: Open thread 135

  • TRYING TO EXERCISE ON a catch-as-catch-can basis hardly ever works.

    The Life You Want

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  • Very old form of freestyle wrestling that originated in the British Isles, essentially means you can grab a hold anywhere you can.

    January 27, 2008