Hey guys! Welcome to [Phrases] today!
Literally, the meaning of this phrase is something to describe fish and water.
The actual meaning is that try to take advantage of a confused situation.
There are some other interesting phrases about “fish”. Follow me to learn about them!
1. as easy as shooting fish in a barrel
Some task or activity, exceptionally easy to do or accomplish.
It should have been as easy as shooting fish in a barrel, but convincing them to increase their investment is proving a lot trickier than we expected.
Picking personal flaws of the president to mock in your comedy routing is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel.
2. don’t cry stinking fish
Don’t undermine your own efforts or put yourself down.
A: “And I’m awful at doing reports.”
B: “Come on, buddy, don’t cry stinking fish! You’re so talented and have so much to offer the company—don’t put yourself down!”
3. like a fish out of water
To feel uncomfortable in a new environment.
When Carla transferred to a new school, she was like a fish out of water because she didn’t know anyone there.
Marie was like a fish out of water when she assumed a manger position at the company where she had worked as a clerk for so long.
4. be a whole other kettle of fish
To be entirely different in scope or description from someone or something that was just being discussed.
Steve: “So you like your first two roommates, but what about your third one?” Joe: “William? Oh, he‘s a whole other kettle of fish.“
I suppose we could start looking at buying a house now that our baby is on the way, but that‘s a whole other kettle of fish!
5. have other fish to fry
To have more important or more interesting things to do or attend to.
I hope the boss keeps this meeting short—we all have other fish to fry.
Tony comes and goes. He’s got his own fish to fry, as they say.
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