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go on a fishing expedition

Slang definitions & phrases for go on a fishing expedition

go fishing

verb phrase

To undertake a search for facts, esp by a legal or quasi-legal process like a grand-jury investigation (1960+)


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