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Fish in Troubled Water

(To). In French, “Pêcher en eau troublé. ” To scramble for personal advantage in times of rebellion, revolution, or national calamity. Source: Dictionary of Phrase a…

Water

(See Dancing Water.) The Father of Waters. The Mississippi (Indian, Michc Sepe), the chief river of North America. The Missouri is its child. T…

Fish it Out

(To). This is the Latin expiscor. Fish out of Water Out of place; without one's usual occupation; restless from lack of employment. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewe…

Fish and Flesh

You must not make fish of one and flesh of the other. You must treat both alike. Fish is an inferior sort of animal food to flesh. The alliteration has much to do with the phrase. Source:…

Kettle of Fish

A fête-champêtre in which salmon is the chief dish provided. In these pic-nics, a large caldron being provided, the party select a place near a salmon river. Having thickened some…

Fish

The French have a remarkable locution respecting fish as a food: Aprés poisson, lait est poison; Aprés poisson, le vin est bon; Aprés poisson, noix est contre-poison. Fish…

Fishing

Fishing for compliments. Laying a bait for praise. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FiskFisherman A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T …

All waters

(I am for). I am a Jack of all trades, can turn my hand to anything, a good all-round man. Like a fish which can live in salt or fresh water. “I am for all waters.” Shakespeare:…

What is an “exotic” fish?

Source: National Marine Fisheries Services' Northeast Fisheries Science Center The most often quoted estimate is 20,000. There may be as many as 20,000 more.Which is the oldest type of fish? T…