Meaning of catch-as-catch-can


Pronunciation: (kach'uz-kach'kan'), [key]
— adj.
  1. taking advantage of any opportunity; using any method that can be applied: a catch-as-catch-can life, as an itinerant handyman.
  1. without specific plan or order: They lived catch-as-catch-can.
  1. a style of wrestling in which the contestants are permitted to trip, tackle, and use holds below the waist. Cf. Greco-Roman (def. 3).
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