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What does fish story mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

fish story


The phrase fish story refers to an exaggerated story.


This idiomatic expression comes from the usual exaggeration by fishermen of the size of the fish that got away.

Another variation of this idiom:

fish tale


I don't believe you. What you are trying to tell me is just a fish story.
It is an incredible story, but this is no fish tale.
Don't try to fool me with your fish story.

This idiom is in the animals category

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