I. 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.

II. 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

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