Catch No Ball

Catch No Ball

Origin: English, Singlish, Hokkien

Catch no ball literally means that one cannot understand what the other is saying. It is also commonly used in its Hokkien form “Liak Bo Kiu”

The phrase is commonly used in the following situations: school lecture/class, workplaces and conversations.


“Eh Ah Beng, do you know what the lecturer is explaining right now?  I totally “Catch No Ball”, how am I going to pass this exam??

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