|catch as catch can
||no order, get what you can
||The Clearance Sale was catch as catch can - each one for himself.
|catch hell [B]
||get a scolding or lecture, get it, get shit [B]
||"Did you catch hell for cheating?" "Yes. The teacher lectured me and gave me zero on the exam."
||get a scolding or lecture, catch hell [B]
||Did you catch it for coming in late? Was your mom mad?
|catch me by surprise
||surprise me, not warn me
||The snowstorm in May caught us by surprise. We didn't expect it.
|catch me doing that
||see me doing that, find me doing that
||You won't catch me skydiving. It's too dangerous.
||learn how to do, learn the ropes
||We need trainees who catch on quickly - people who learn fast.
||get work, get a job, hire on
||Maybe you can catch on with a survey crew for the summer.
||idiom, popular phrase, buzzword
||There's a catch phrase for Newfoundland: The Rock.
|catch some rays
||have a sun bath, get a sun tan, bag some rays
||When we get to Hawaii, you can catch some rays. It's sunny there.
|catch some z's
||sleep, get some rest, crash
||Do you mind if I catch some z's on your couch? I'm sleepy.