catch-as-catch-can
adjective Date: 1764 using any available means or method ; hit-or-miss <
a catch-as-catch-can system that relies on borrowed judges — Patricia Nealon
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  • catch-as-catch-can wrestling — Wrestling Wres tling, n. Act of one who wrestles; specif., the sport consisting of the hand to hand combat between two unarmed contestants who seek to throw each other. Note: The various styles of wrestling differ in their definition of a fall… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catch-as-catch-can — 〈[ kæ̣tʃ əz kæ̣tʃ kæ̣n] n.; ; unz.〉 1. von Berufsringern ausgeübte Abart des Freistilringens, bei der fast jeder Griff erlaubt ist 2. 〈fig.〉 rücksichtslose Vorgehensweise, Handeln nur zum eigenen Vorteil [engl., „greif, wie du greifen kannst“] *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Catch As Catch Can — Album par Kim Wilde Sortie 24 octobre 1983 Genre Musique Pop Producteur Ricky Wilde Label RAK Records …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Catch As Catch Can — Infobox Album Name = Catch As Catch Can Type = Studio album Longtype = Artist = Kim Wilde Released = 1983 Recorded = Genre = Pop Length = Label = RAK Records Producer = Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… …   Wikipedia

  • catch-as-catch-can — /kach euhz kach kan /, adj. 1. Also, catch can. taking advantage of any opportunity; using any method that can be applied: a catch as catch can life, as an itinerant handyman. adv. 2. without specific plan or order: They lived catch as catch can …   Universalium

  • catch-as-catch-can — 1. adjective a) intermittent; only when possible or when the opportunity presents itself My efforts lately have been catch as catch can, not carefully planned. b) of a form of amateur freestyle wrestling (catch wrestling) Which being done, the… …   Wiktionary

  • catch-as-catch-can(2) — {adj. phr.} Using any means or method; unplanned; free. * /Rip van Winkle seems to have led a catch as catch can life./ * /Politics is rather a catch as catch can business./ Compare: HIT OR MISS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch-as-catch-can(2) — {adj. phr.} Using any means or method; unplanned; free. * /Rip van Winkle seems to have led a catch as catch can life./ * /Politics is rather a catch as catch can business./ Compare: HIT OR MISS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Catch-as-catch-can — Typischer Wrestling Ring Wrestling (engl. Ringen), im deutschen Sprachraum auch als Catchen bezeichnet (letztere Bezeichnung lehnt sich an den älteren Begriff Catch Wrestling an), ist eine populäre Schaukampf Sportart, die besonders in Japan, den …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • catch-as-catch-can wrestling — ▪ sport       basic wrestling style in which nearly all holds and tactics are permitted in both upright and ground wrestling. Rules usually forbid only actions that may injure an opponent, such as strangling, kicking, gouging, and hitting with a… …   Universalium

  • catch-as-catch-can(1) — {adv. phr.} In a free manner; in any way possible; in the best way you can. * /On moving day everything is packed and we eat meals catch as catch can./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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