an exaggerated or incredible story:
It was just another one of his fish stories.
A series of lies or exaggerations; a false or improbable explanation: His whole alibi is a fish story
[1819+; fr the tendency of an angler to exaggerate the size of the catch]
An improbable, boastful tale, as in He came up with some fish story about his winnings at the track. This expression alludes to the tendency of fishermen to exaggerate the size of their catch. [ Early 1800s ]
noun, Nautical. 1. a tackle for fishing an anchor.
[fish-teyl] /ˈfɪʃˌteɪl/ verb (used without object) 1. to swerve or skid from side to side, as the rear end of a car. 2. to slow an airplane by causing its tail to move rapidly from side to side. noun 3. such a maneuver. 4. a gas burner having two jets crossing each other so as […]
[fish-tank] /ˈfɪʃˌtænk/ noun 1. a glass-sided tank for keeping, displaying, or observing live fish or other aquatic animals.
- Fish to fry
Related Terms bigger fish to fry