fish story

noun Informal.
an exaggerated or incredible story: It was just another one of his fish stories.

1810–20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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fish story definition

and fish tale
  1. n.
    a great big lie. (Like the fisherman who exaggerates the size of the fish that got away.) : All we got was a fish story about his luck with the girls. What a liar! , He's a master at the fish tale. Maybe he should be a politician.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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