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

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Catch-as-catch-can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catch-as-catch-can. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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