catch of the day

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catch of the day (plural catches of the day)

  1. A type of fish or other seafood which has been caught and brought to market within more-or-less the last 24 hours.
  2. (idiomatic) A person who is a popular or desirable choice to be a partner in a prospective marital or romantic relationship.
    • 2005, Margaret A. Graham, Land Sakes (Esmeralda Trilogy Book #3), →ISBN, p. 36 (Google preview):
      “Live Oaks is where I met my husband. Hands down, Bud was the catch of the day."
    • 2014, John Smalldridge, The Tarnished Camaro, →ISBN, ch. 5 (Google preview):
      He was tall, dark and handsome. He was considered the catch of the day, except that he never got caught.
    • 2014, Roberto Diaz, A survival guide: Child Support, →ISBN, p. 46 (Google preview):
      If you make $20,000 or more and you look clean, you may be the catch of the day.

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