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    Question 'What's the catch?'

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    Could this idiom be used in the same context when 'what's your game?' is used?



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    Re: 'What's the catch?'

    What context is that?

    "What's the catch?" is used when someone is trying to sell you something (or some idea) and it seems too good to be true.

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    Post Re: 'What's the catch?'

    What's the catch? and whats the game?

    These two questions can refer to sports but i think there is a difference between them.

    The catch means a game in which a ball is thrown back and forth between two or more players.

    The game means a form of competitive activity or sports.

    i think the difference is that the game has a broader use and meaning whereas the catch has a limitted meaning.





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    Re: 'What's the catch?'

    You are completely off the track, Mohammadhelmi. Soothing Dave has explained, correctly, the meaning of 'What's the catch?'

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    Re: 'What's the catch?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammadhelmi View Post
    What's the catch? and whats the game?

    These two questions can refer to sports but i think there is a difference between them.

    The catch means a game in which a ball is thrown back and forth between two or more players.

    The game means a form of competitive activity or sports.

    i think the difference is that the game has a broader use and meaning whereas the catch has a limitted meaning.
    Sorry, but you're not even close. Apart from anything else, the game you're referring to where a ball is thrown back and forth is just called "Catch", not "the catch". As has previously been said, "What's the catch?" is a standard idiomatic phrase used in English.

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    Re: 'What's the catch?'

    There is a difference between the 2 phrases.

    As explained earlier, "what's the catch?" is asking where the hidden disadvantage is in something that seems to have only advantages. Refers to the situation.

    "What's your game?" is asked to the person who you suspect may be trying to trick you. Similar to "What are you up to?". Refers to the person.

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