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fish story

noun phrase

A series of lies or exaggerations; a false or improbable explanation: His whole alibi is a fish story

[1819+; fr the tendency of an angler to exaggerate the size of the catch]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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