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gotcha

1. slang An exclamation used when one has located or caught someone or something. A colloquial variation of "(I) got ya," which itself is a variation of "(I) got you." Ha, gotcha! All right, let's go release this little mouse back into the wild. A: "Gotcha!" B: "Aw man. How did you find my hiding place?"
2. slang I understand your message, explanation, or instructions. Oh, so I should turn the blue dial first—gotcha. A: "That's why I had to leave so early." B: "Gotcha."

gotcha

(ˈgɑtʃə)
1. tv. I got you!; I’ve caught you! (Usually Gotcha!) Ha, ha! Gotcha! Come here, you little dickens.
2. n. an arrest. (Underworld.) It was a fair gotcha. Sam was nabbed, and he went along quietly.
3. tv. I understand you. Seven pounds, four ounces? Gotcha! I’ll tell everybody.
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With the threat of sanctions for spoliation looming, failing to timely implement, monitor and update legal holds can be a particularly painful (and costly) gotcha.
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Smart multi-matter management is the solution to this gotcha.
GOTCHA (Generating panOptic Turing Tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) would be suitable for protecting high-value accounts, such as bank accounts, medical records and other sensitive information.
To create a GOTCHA, a user chooses a password and a computer then generates several random, multi-colored inkblots.
People who purport to be liberals have gotten me more pessimistic that we're in for another cycle of gotcha politics, this time from the left.
What is the link between the gotcha of the weekend before the 1992 presidential election, when former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger was indicted, and the vitriol of the Republicans in the Clinton administration?
With the Gotcha Sprayer mounted on an extension handle, you'll get more of a head start.