Catch on the hip

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Catch on the hip to get an advantage over some one—a metaphor from the wrestling-ring
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hype; Goth. hups, Ger. hüfte.

Usage

In poetry:

Jane looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt,
And she catches it up about her waist,
Smooths it out along one hip,
And pulls it over the crumpled slip.
"In Bertram's Garden" by Donald Justice

In news:

Last week I had the chance to catch up with Erica Dixion from Love and Hip Hop Atlanta on The Go Getta Mix.
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