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catch-as-catch-can (kach-az-kach-KAN) adjective

Using or making do with whatever means are available.

catch-as-catch-can adverb

However or by whatever means possible.

"Some of us first discovered the artistry of Fritz Reiner on a catch-as-catch-can basis in the waning years of the LP era, when most of his CSO records had dropped from the catalog, before the CD reissue boom started in the mid-1980s." Hansen, Lawrence, American Record Guide, July-August 1996.

This week's theme: idioms.

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'Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


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