catch-as-catch-can

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • catch as catch can

Adjective[edit]

catch-as-catch-can

  1. (idiomatic) Only when possible or when the opportunity presents itself; intermittent.
    My efforts lately have been catch-as-catch-can, not carefully planned.
  2. (wrestling) Relating to catch wrestling, a form of amateur freestyle wrestling.
    • 1980, Walter Armstrong, Wrestling, page x:
      In Lancashire and the north of Ireland, the catch-hold or catch-as-catch-can system still finds favour.

Adverb[edit]

catch-as-catch-can (comparative more catch-as-catch-can, superlative most catch-as-catch-can)

  1. Ad hoc; in any way possible.

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