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What Does Catch and Release Mean?



In A Girl’s Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout, author Gail Rubin uses fishing terms and relationship terms interchangeably. One of these terms is catch and release, which in the fishing world means to return a fish that has already been reeled in back to the water. But in relationship terms, catch and release refers to a woman who gently lets go of a man she's been dating casually or briefly.

Also Known As: breaking up, breakup, parting, dissolution, separation
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