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fishy

Highly dubious or suspicious; seeming to not be aboveboard. I don't know if you should sign that contract, it seems a bit fishy to me. Don't you think it's a little fishy how eager he is to be in charge of the accounts?

fishy about the gills

Hung-over. A: "How are you feeling after your night of partying?" B: "Ugh, fishy about the gills—I've been throwing up all morning!"
See also: fishy, gill

smell fishy

To be seem suspicious of being improper, untoward, or duplicitous. A: "They're numbers don't match up with the taxes they've paid." B: "Hmm, something smells fishy." He thought Janet's response seemed a bit fishy, so he did a bit of investigation into her role in the company.
See also: fishy, smell

smell fishy

to seem suspicious. Barlowe squinted a bit. Something smells fishy here, he thought. something about the deal smelled fishytoo good to be true.
See also: fishy, smell

smell fishy

Be suspect or suspicious, as in His explanation definitely smells fishy; my guess is that he's lying. This idiom alludes to the fact that fresh fish have no odor but stale or rotten ones do. [Early 1800s]
See also: fishy, smell

fishy

mod. dubious; questionable; likely to be improper or illegal. (see also smell fishy.) That was a pretty fishy story you told us.

smell fishy

in. to seem suspicious. (see also fishy.) Marlowe squinted a bit. Something smells fishy here, he thought.
See also: fishy, smell
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According to Fishier, "Capmark Finance has provided numerous fixed-rate loans to Kimco and related entities; however, this transaction represents the first floating-rate structured loan provided to a Kimco and GE Commercial Finance venture.
such as spatial frequency(SF), energy of image gradients (EOG), which were introduecd by Eskicioglu and Fishier as clarity measure of image.
As I say, there's no doubting the motives of our campaigners but the notion of jetting them round the world in this bizarre research trip has rather a fishier kind of 'sniggering TV exec' whiff to it.
Lightly brown, nicely crisp prawn crackers were fishier than an MP's expense account.
Fishier of the company's New York City office arranged the financing.
Missy, that was my Gran, yeah - only she never liked 2B called that - was just 2 blinkink nut-nut bonkers 2B allowed in the kitchen area cos she would of poisoned 1 of us, and Eustache, Mamon's boyfriend, well let's just say, that dat guy wos fishier than the Pacific bleedin' ocean.
Steamy summer temperatures may have driven Teesside seals to holiday in fishier spots.
Beefier, fishier and faster might be a fair description.
Maybe they are all working awfully hard for their husband/wife or daddy dearest but it looks fishier than a trawler's net.
GMACCM Vice Presidents David Fishier and Jere Lucey, both of the New York loan origination office, arranged the transaction through AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, and BIT Investment Twenty Seven, LLC received the funding.
The club's attempt to put a politically correct spin on chucking a gay couple off the dance floor smells fishier than Harry Ramsden's dustbins.
There's probably no prettier, or fishier, stretch of uninhabited Gulf shoreline than the Pepperfish Keys area, between Steinhatchee and Horseshoe Beach in Dixie County.
Fishier, of the New York loan origination office, arranged the transaction.
According to Fishier, "The property owner wanted to refinance this asset in order to take advantage of the current favorable interest rates.