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catch sb out

phrasal verb with catch uk   us   /kætʃ/ verb [T] (caught, caught)
to unexpectedly cause difficulty for someone: The ​interestrate is very ​competitive and ​fixed for the ​term, so borrowers won't get ​caught out by ​risinginterestrates.
(Definition of catch sb out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“catch sb out” in British English

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