• To catch up means to learn the news of someone or something.

  • To bring one’s efforts with something up-to-date; to do the work that one should have done.

  • To bring someone up to date; brief someone.

1. Heather, do you have time to catch up over coffee today?

2. After the long weekend, I really need time to catch up on my work.

3. It will be great to see everyone and catch up at Christmas.

4. I read the newspaper every Thursday to catch up on news.

 

chat, communicate, convey, express, get ahead, get on with, progress, say, speak, talk, tell

Do more harm than good

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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