fish (someone or something) out of (something)

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fish (someone or something) out of (something)

To find and retrieve someone or something. The lifeguard didn't think Maggie could swim, so he jumped in to fish her out of the pool. It took me a minute to fish my keys out of my bag.
See also: fish, of, out
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fish someone or something out of something

 and fish someone or something Out
to pull someone or something out of something or some place. She is down at the river-bank, fishing driftwood out of the water. She fished out a lot of wood.
See also: fish, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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