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    Is it a catch??

    Today I was listening to bbc and the reporter was interviewing someone, talking about a new product (an electric car).

    In this interview the reporter asked many times something like "Is it a catch?" when the guy whom was interviewed was talking about the features of the product.

    I would like to know what this question means. I thought it was "Is it an advantage" (like will it catch others attention for your product ??:D) but looking at the dictionary it says catch can mean disadvantage.

    Please. Thanks.

    Obs.: could you gently correct my text ?
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    Re: Is it a catch??

    If you did hear this correctly, "Is it a catch?" may mean the man was asking if this was too good to be true.

    For example, the car may run for 5 hours, but the "catch" would be that it has to be hooked up to a battery overnight.

    The car may have a removable top, but the "catch" may be that it takes three people to take it off.

    "Catch-22" is a phrase used in America to describe a dilemma from which there is no escape.

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    Re: Is it a catch??

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    If you did hear this correctly, "Is it a catch?" may mean the man was asking if this was too good to be true.

    For example, the car may run for 5 hours, but the "catch" would be that it has to be hooked up to a battery overnight.

    The car may have a removable top, but the "catch" may be that it takes three people to take it off.

    "Catch-22" is a phrase used in America to describe a dilemma from which there is no escape.
    Seems that "catch" means disadvantage so. I was not paying much attention to the interview but this question had my attention due to his insistence on asking that. I hope I listened correctly.

    And thanks.

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