(as) crooked as a barrel of fish hooks

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(as) crooked as a barrel of fish hooks

Very unscrupulous and deceptive. Paul's never run an honest business in his life—that guy is as crooked as a barrel of fish hooks. I've always known Ben to be crooked as a barrel of fish hooks, so I'd steer clear of him if I were you. The company is likely doomed now thanks to this exposé that their CEO is crooked as a barrel of fish hooks.
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*crooked as a barrel of fish hooks

 and *crooked as a fish hook; *crooked as a dog's hind leg
very dishonest. (*Also: as ~.) Don't play cards with him. He's as crooked as a barrel of fish hooks. Mary says all politicians are crooked as a dog's hind leg.
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