Here’s a new experiment to help out with idioms. You’ve all seen the pictures with funny expressions, I thought it might be a good idea to illustrate idioms in this way as well. Here’s a trial run:
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Telling a fish story means to exaggerate what you have done. Someone who claims they’ve done something fantastic is often telling a fish story. Here are a few examples:
John said he drove his car at 160 MPH. I’m sure he’s telling a fish story.
Did you hear the fish story she told at the party? She claims her husband makes $300,000 a year as an English teacher! HAH!