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catch a break

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Definition


A moment of luck in difficult times.

Context : Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: lucky
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Usage of “catch a break”

  1. A caught a break when the police officer decided not to write me a ticket.

  2. I can't seem to catch a break. Life is such a struggle.

Examples of idiom “catch a break” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'almatic'
    almatic:

    Raptors can never catch a break

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'TroubleMikey'
    TroubleMikey:

    I just can't catch a break .

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'blessednita'
    blessednita:

    Feeling like I can't catch a break.. I'm dertermined to b happy today

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'joedupree86'
    joedupree86:

    I guess Ohio St. just cant catch a break against an SEC team in any sport. Lol!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'MikeVigneux'
    MikeVigneux:

    Poor Mike Lowell just can't catch a break. Hang in there Mikey.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'BertBliler'
    BertBliler:

    @jmif107 i cant catch a break on these bets!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'gerik'
    gerik:

    My little dude has a double ear infection. Poor little dude just having trouble catching a break.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'kylemueller009'
    kylemueller009:

    Never catching a break in life is starting to piss me off.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Kenteng'
    Kenteng:

    Finally caught a break. Time to be a tourist for a week.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'tylermartin3'
    tylermartin3:

    Just caught a break. Rolled a stop sign while driving with a suspended license and got a warning. What a relief.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'coopdecoop'
    coopdecoop:

    Finally, after 18 years, caught a break.