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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.
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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.
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fish outTo deplete the supply of fish in a given body of water.
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cold fishA heartless individual; a person lacking empathy and emotion.
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fish killAn underwater anoxic event, especially one that causes a crash in fish populations
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fish killUsed other than as an idiom: see fish, kill.
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odd fishAn unusual thing or eccentric person.
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queer fishAn odd or eccentric person.
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drink like a fishThe words; "He can 'DRINK LIKE A FISH"; WAS AN AWKWARD ASSERTION THAT THE INDIVIDUAL 'DRINKS TO EXCESS!
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fish for complimentsTo try to induce someone to make a compliment.
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fish to fryA matter to attend to.
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fish-eating grinA broad smile indicating self-awareness that may suggest self-satisfaction, smugness, discomfort, or embarrassment.
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give a man a fishShortened form of give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
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kettle of fishA situation which is recognized as different from or as an alternative to some other situation, and which is not necessarily unfavorable.
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kettle of fishAn awkward situation; a predicament.
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swim like a fishTo be a very strong swimmer.
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bigger fish to fryA higher valued result or target to reach.
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bigger fish to fryA much more pressing issue to attend to.
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fish or cut baitTo choose between taking action now, or forgoing the opportunity and putting that energy into another endeavor; to decide.
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like shooting fish in a barrelExtremely easy.
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neither fish nor fowlSaid of something not easily categorized or not fitting neatly into any established group.
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other fish in the seaUsed other than as an idiom: see other, fish, in, the, sea.
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other fish in the seaUsed to indicate other goals or other objectives to pursue.(idiomatic, metaphor) Used to indicate other romantic partners or significant others to pursue.
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other fish in the seaUsed to indicate other romantic partners or significant others to pursue.
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other fish in the seaUsed to indicate other romantic partners or significant others to pursue.
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there's always a bigger fishNo matter how large or intimidating a person or thing is, there is likely to be an even larger or more intimidating person or thing somewhere.
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big fish in a small pondOne who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.
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have other fish to fryC. 1710, Jonathan Swift, The Journal to Stella, ch. 2, Letter 15.
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have other fish to fryTo have more important things to do.
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have to do with the price of fishvariant of have to do with the price of tea in China
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neither fish, flesh, nor good red herringUnsuitable for anyone or anything; unfit for any purpose.
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there are plenty more fish in the seaThere are many more potential opportunities available.
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there are plenty of fish in the seaThere are many more potential opportunities available.
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the fish rots from the headBad leaders damage an organization.
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bottom feederA fish or other aquatic creature that feeds off the bottom of its habitat; a flatfish.
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cut baitTo chop up fish bait for use.
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feeding frenzyA wild, turbulent situation in which multiple sharks or other predatory fish attack one or more edible creatures simultaneously, in competition with each other.
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fishtailThe tail of a fish, or an object resembling this.
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give a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line
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lemon solefish
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Nantucket sleigh rideA similar scenario involving a large fish.
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reel into bring (a fish etc.) out of the water by winding the reel.
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small fryOne or more small or immature fish.
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to give a person lineTo allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line.
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