fish out of
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.
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fish someone or something out of somethingand 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.
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