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catching up and catching breaks

Mwncïod ? on Twitter asked: AmE/BrE diff? Watching US sit-com "Big Bang Theory" character says "catch/caught a break" vs BrE "get/got a break"? Get a break is not so much BrE as general English. Break meaning 'a bit of good luck; a chance' is originally AmE and continues to be used there with get. The Corpus of Historical American English has its first instance of catch/caught a break in 1986, and it gained ground through the 1990s and 2000s.
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Entertainment / Pop Culture : Crushable (last year)

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Entertainment / Pop Culture : The Inquisitr - Entertainment (17 hours ago)

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Entertainment : Entertainment Weekly's Hollywood Insider (3 years ago)

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