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Origin of catch-as-catch-can
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Example sentences from the Web for catch-as-catch-can
The supply of grape juice seems almost unlimited, yet coal is to be had catch-as-catch-can.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]|Christopher Darlington Morley
The men of Catch-as-Catch-Can were incapable of a word; they were amazed beyond speech.Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
Is voice culture a sort of catch-as-catch-can with the probabilities a hundred to one against success?The Head Voice and Other Problems|D. A. Clippinger
Sam is a human firebrand, a dash of tabasco, a rough comedian and catch-as-catch-can joker.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
It was a constantly changing battle, kaleidoscopic, free-for-all, catch-as-catch-can.
British Dictionary definitions for catch-as-catch-can
Cultural definitions for catch-as-catch-can
A phrase that describes a situation in which people must improvise or do what they can with limited means: “We don't have enough textbooks for all of the students, so it'll be catch-as-catch-can.”