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fish story

 and fish tale
Fig. a great big lie. (Like a fisherman who exaggerates the size of the fish that got away.) That's just a fish story. Don't try to fool me. He's a master at the fish tale. Maybe he should be a politician.
See also: fish, story

fish story

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]
See also: fish, story

fish story

and fish tale
n. a great big lie. (Like the fisherman who exaggerates the size of the fish that got away.) All we got was a fish story about his luck with the girls. What a liar! He’s a master at the fish tale. Maybe he should be a politician.
See also: fish, story
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The fish story is a way to illustrate to my students in a very concrete way that beyond the facts and despite the reality that others may doubt their dreams, there still are many wonderful opportunities "swimming" all around them.
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After all, I promised you a fish story - in spite of the fact that, according to Robertson, "As no one in their right mind can dispute, fish feel pain, as all animals do.
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Go home with a fish story of your own; pit your will and skills against the blue gills, catfish and bass that roam the lake.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have created a vibrant world of underwater residents, and enlivened it with an honest-to-goodness fish story.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Official winners have been selected for "The Fish Story to Reel in All Fish Stories Contest," hosted by publishers Stewart, Tabori & Chang to celebrate the release of Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales: Expert Fly Anglers Share Stories from the Sea and Stream by Chris Santella.