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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-11-10 22:40:45

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'cash as cash can' for 'catch as catch can'

The original means ‘ad hoc’ or by whatever means necessary. the eggcorn captures some of the desperate and cynical connotation of the original. About 300 ghits, e.g.,

in a world of cash as cash can i may have overlooked the one thing that separates us from the monkies who fling shit at each other from trees …

The race belongs to the swift, the Lord helps those who help themselves, and cash as cash can!ยท.

...but esoteric weapons, mystical artifacts and unique items are strictly cash as cash can. … Stores.htm

Is politics a game of cash as cash can?



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