FISHY – An American Idiom Lesson

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What does it mean when someone says that something is fishy? Well, when fish is not fresh, it has a bad smell. We can’t trust or believe that the fish is fresh if it smells bad. So the idiom fishy means that the thing you heard is probably not true. Something that is fishy is suspicious.

  • I think Tommy’s excuse for coming late this morning was really fishy.
  • Yesterday, one of my students gave me a fishy excuse for not doing her homework.
  • There is something fishy about what that guy said on TV last night.

How about you? Have you heard anything fishy recently??
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