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catch-up

(kăch′ŭp′, kĕch′-)
n.
1. An approach or strategy intended to overcome a disadvantage or lead: The competition will be playing catch-up for the rest of the season.
2. An increase intended to bring an amount or rate up to a standard: "the statutory catch-up of Social Security benefits with the cost of living" (Nation).

catch′-up′ adj.

catch′-up`


adj.
intended to keep up with or surpass a norm or competitor: catch-up pay raises.
Idioms:
play catch-up, to attempt to overtake a competitor or opponent.
[1835–45, Amer.]

catch•up

(ˈkætʃ əp, ˈkɛtʃ-)

n.
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The IRS allows those 50 and older to make catch-up contributions over and above the regular annual limit of $16,500-- but only if the employer allows them.
Final regulations (35) relaxed the "universal availability" requirement, under which a controlled group cannot pick and choose which of its plans will allow catch-up contributions.
Once an employee who is 50 or older has deferred the maximum amount allowed under elective-deferral and annual-addition limits, catch-up contributions can be allowed in the plan.
Under clear skies Wednesday - and with the threat of more rain today - asphalt ``raker'' Glen Partello, 33, and truck driver Carlos Valenciano, 25, played catch-up, filling a hole the size of an elephant's footprint on Vanowen Street in Van Nuys.
Though technology and its uses have changed, the IT organizations at most corporations are still in a catch-up mode when it comes to meeting business-strategy requirements, let alone providing strategic advantage.
Accountants continue to play technology catch-up - upgrading to more powerful computers and software, adding more peripheral equipment and, most important, using this high-tech gear to work more efficiently and effectively.
The city is playing a catch-up game for resale homes, he said.
borders, American small- and medium-sized businesses that don't go global today will be playing catch-up tomorrow," said Dan Brutto, president, UPS International.
6pm: Every two months our |Board of Trustees meets for a couple of hours to keep me on the right track 8pm (approx): Head home, ready |to walk the dog around the local fields or to the pub, relax with catch-up TV/radio, and gardening in the summer months
Take Advantage of Catch-Up Contributions - Beginning January 1, 2002, your plan may allow investors age 50 or older by plan year-end to make an additional $1,000 catch-up contribution in their 401(k)s.
True, I have neglected my telly but True, I have neglected my telly but I'm back for the catch-up of all I'm back for the catch-up of all catch-ups.
In 2002, contribution limits will be set at $3,000 for all IRA holders, with an additional $500 catch-up for individuals age 50 and over.