catch-as-catch-can definition

  • adjective:
    • making use of or making do with whatever means can be found; unusual: made a catch-as-catch-can lifestyle doing odd tasks.
    • intermittent; only once feasible or once the opportunity comes up
    • of a form of amateur freestyle wrestling (catch wrestling)
  • adverb:
    • However or by whatever means feasible: "Reading ended up being discovered catch-as-catch-can, while reindeer farming ended up being learned deeply and completely through the day-to-day rigors of survival” ( Bunny McBride).
    • ad hoc, or in in any manner possible

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