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    '... he was driven always to make what carnal use of them [women] he could in the fleeting moment or two he felt he had before Someone caught wise and whisked them away.' (Catch-22, 6)

    Catch wise = come to senses, wakes up, regains control

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    someone caught wise = someone discovered what he was doing, realized what he was doing

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    Default Re: Caught wise

    One meaning for "catch up on something" is to become aware.

    To "wise up about something" is to become aware.

    Without all the prepositions: "caught wise" also means to become aware. It is slang.

    Steve

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