Catch someone up

neil neil at TYPOG.CO.UK
Tue Dec 12 14:59:05 UTC 2006

I'm aware of losing teams playing catch-up rugby when they have to be more
expansive and risk-taking.

I'm also familiar with meeting someone to catch up on the latest news.

But the following use is new to me. Is it a recent formulation?

"And Jim? How is he?"

"He's the best. He's wonderful, Alex." [...]

"You'll catch me up on what he's doing."

--Linda Fairstein, 'Death Dance', Little Brown, 2006, 275

Neil Crawford

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