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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 seem suspicious of being improper, untoward, or duplicitous. A: "Their 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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Our colleagues up the road at The Chronicle have also just moved into a new open plan office and have apparently banned fishy lunches.
Mr Tomlinson, a regular visitor to the market with his wife and twoyear-old twins, said: "Launching The Little Fishy has really been in the works since I left the RAF about eight years ago.
In their study, researchers asked 31 students to complete a questionnaire in a booth that smelled slightly fishy because the researchers had, unbeknownst to the students, sprayed it with some fish oil.
In the end we opt for the slightly cheaper younger sibling of the Fishy Fishy Cafe - the Fishy Fishy Chippie - which as well as the seaside staple of fish and chips offered an exquisite seafood salad served in an informal, friendly deli-cafe setting.
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Sea lion trainer and presenter Michelle Pywell said: "Cousteau is such a flirt, he likes nothing more than a nice wet fishy kiss and to wrap his flippers around me and when he feels particularly passionate and holds me tight.
Most omega-3 supplements on the market are unfortunately available only in fishy-tasting chewables, soft gels, powders and liquid forms that are not child-friendly, while these L'il Critters Omega-3 Gummy Fish have no fishy taste at all, notes a spokesman for the company.
As for new queer comic titles debuting of available at 2006 Comic-Con, those include Tim Fish's Something Fishy This Way Comes, Ellen Forney's I Love Led Zeppelin, Abby Denson's Tough Love: High School Confidential, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, Eric Shanower's Adventures in Oz, and a new volume of Paige Braddock's Jane's World.
Life Fitness' omega-3 soft chews are orange-flavored; unfortunately the chews seem to have exchanged the fishy aftertaste for a chalky one.
One advantage of microalgae-derived DHA is that it does not have the fishy smell or taste that is experienced with fish oil supplements.
They also taste like sushi, deliciously fishy and seaweedy.