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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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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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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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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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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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neither fish nor fowlSaid of something not easily categorized or not fitting neatly into any established group.
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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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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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fishtailThe tail of a fish, or an object resembling this.
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lemon solefish
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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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