What does the expression “catch as catch can” mean and Where does it come from?

The expression “catch as catch can” is what we say these days when we mean to catch in any manner that one can devise, by hook or by crook.

But six hundred years ago when the expression was new our forefathers said, “catch that catch may,” or, in the quaint spelling then used, “cacche that caeche might”

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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