What does catch a hop mean?

It means to catch someone when they are not expecting it. Example: Tim thought he could skip school by feigning illness, but he was caught on the hop by the principal who spotted him at the arcade.

What does it mean to be on the hop?

phrase. If you are caught on the hop, you are surprised by someone doing something when you were not expecting them to and so you are not prepared for it.

What does catch on mean in slang?

to become popular or fashionable. to grasp mentally; understand.

What is a hop definition?

(Entry 1 of 4) intransitive verb. 1 : to move by a quick springy leap or in a series of leaps also : to move as if by hopping hop in the car. 2 : to make a quick trip especially by air. 3 : to set about doing something —usually used in the phrase hop to it.

What does it mean to harp on someone?

US, informal. : to talk about (a subject) constantly or repeatedly in an annoying way She’s always harping on the importance of a good diet. He seems to enjoy harping on my shortcomings.

Is hopping and jumping the same thing?

The main difference between a jump and hop is the number of foot used. A jump should be done with all the feet, be it two or four, and that the whole body is off the ground. On the other hand, a hop is done with only one foot to spring the body into the air.

What does it mean when a girl is a catch?

If someone tells you there’s a catch, it means there is a complication, but if a person is a catch, he or she makes a good romantic partner.

What is a catch girl?

A catch is independent. Instead of looking for someone you can take care of, look for someone who can take care of her damn self (and who wants to). In the long run, you need someone who has her own interests and passions.

What’s the difference between hop and jump?

If you want to describe a quick movement in almost the same place with one foot or both feet together, use “hop.” When you talk about forward movement with little hops and steps, use “skip.” And when the movement goes farther, use the word “jump.”

Do you understand word hop?

to make a short, bouncing leap; move by leaping with all feet off the ground. to spring or leap on one foot. Informal. to make a short, quick trip, especially in an airplane: He hopped up to Boston for the day. Informal. to cross in an airplane: We hopped the Atlantic in five hours.