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synonyms for catch 22

  • Catch-22
  • Hobson's choice
  • between Scylla and Charybdis
  • between a rock and a hard place
  • between the hammer and the anvil
  • between two fires
  • cornered
  • in a dilemma
  • in a pickle
  • in a predicament
  • in the middle
  • no choice
  • sitting on a powder keg
  • bump
  • difficulty
  • disincentive
  • handicap
  • hardship
  • hindrance
  • hitch
  • hurdle
  • interference
  • obstruction
  • restriction
  • snag
  • stumbling block
  • bar
  • block
  • catch
  • check
  • clog
  • crimp
  • encumbrance
  • hamper
  • hang-up
  • interruption
  • joker
  • mountain
  • rub
  • traverse
  • vicissitude
  • booby trap
  • Catch-22
  • monkey wrench
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How to use catch 22 in a sentence

While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
If I could catch Laura's eye—but I suppose it would hardly be decent to go just yet.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Then Squinty would toss the apple up in the air, off his nose, and catch it as it came down.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
But what if I catch the fish by using a hired boat and a hired net, or by buying worms as bait from some one who has dug them?
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
We nearly played our horses out galloping around looking for you—after we'd gone a mile or so, and you didn't catch up.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
This was about three in the afternoon, and he ordered me to start at once so as to catch you fellows as soon as possible.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
To the animal whose special finger enables him to catch the insect?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
"I hope you don't want me to catch angleworms for you," Grandfather Mole told him.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
"I don't care whether he has two thousand or five thousand; I am going to catch him and make him fight," said McNeil, grimly.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The sailors tried to catch some with a hook and line, and were fortunate enough to succeed.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
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