catch a break

idiom

US
: to have some good luck
I just can't seem to catch a break.
If we can catch a break with the goalkeeping, we might just win the championship.

Examples of catch a break in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Poor, withering Maximus, who can’t catch a break, tries to start up a conversation with his new lord. Jack King, Vulture, 11 Apr. 2024 Kentuckians can't seem to catch a break with the weather. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 9 Apr. 2024 This is our first look at Bond as existential hero, and the man can't catch a break. Chris Nashawaty, EW.com, 29 May 2024 Tight end Greg Dulcich hasn’t been able to catch a break on the injury front. Parker Gabriel, The Denver Post, 23 May 2024 In order for Lovin’ Life to truly be an unmitigated success, organizers really need to catch a break with the weather. Théoden Janes, Charlotte Observer, 4 May 2024 The playoff path is grim, but the Lakers might catch a break April 10, 2024 The Grizzlies had lost their last three games by a total of 47 points, their regulars either injured or shut down for the season. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2024 Police catch a break when Anthony Curry, an up-and-coming filmmaker and classmate of McAtasney and Stern, called investigators with shocking new information that Stern may have actually been murdered. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 1 Apr. 2024 Baltimore is also a city that can’t catch a break, full of people who find joy in its absurdities. Rachel Gutman-Wei, The Atlantic, 26 Mar. 2024

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“Catch a break.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catch%20a%20break. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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