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British pronunciation/kˈatʃ ɐ bɹˈeɪk/
American pronunciation/kˈætʃ ɐ bɹˈeɪk/
to catch a break
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to experience some luck

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to [catch] a break definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "catch a break" and when to use it?

The phrase "catch a break" is an idiom that is often used to express a desire for things to improve or to acknowledge when they do. Its origin is not precisely documented, but it likely evolved from the idea of a "break" in a series of misfortunes.

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He was always struggling financially, but he finally caught a break when he received a unexpected bonus.
The team was losing the game, but they caught a break with a last-minute goal.
She feels like she can never catch a break and it's starting to affect her mental health.
After months of searching for a job, I finally caught a break and got an interview.
I've had a tough week, but I finally caught a break when my lost wallet was returned.
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