catch on (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb catch on (1).

Meaning: If something catches on, it becomes popular.

For example:

  • catch on Mobile phones took a while to catch on, but now everybody's got one.

  • be catching on More and more people are learning how to meditate. It's really catching on.

Quick Quiz:

The new hairstyle really caught on among teenagers after they saw it being worn by

a. their parents

b. their teachers

c. their favourite pop stars

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