catch-as-catch-can

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Definition of catch-as-catch-can 

: using any available means or method : hit-or-miss a catch-as-catch-can system that relies on borrowed judges— Patricia Nealon

First Known Use of catch-as-catch-can

1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of catch-as-catch-can was in 1764

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