- be fishy
- strange and suspicious
Something is fishy with his excuse. Why did he take the day before the holiday off work?
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Fishy — may refer to *Fish *Something Fishy, a novel by PG Wodehouse *Something Fishy (The Honeymooners), episode of The Honeymooners *Fishy Feline, episode of Garfield and Friends … Wikipedia
fishy — [fish′ē] adj. fishier, fishiest 1. full of fish 2. like a fish in odor, taste, etc., specif., strongly or undesirably so 3. dull or expressionless [fishy eyes] 4. [< FISH STORY] Informal … English World dictionary
fishy — If there is something fishy about someone or something, there is something suspicious; a feeling that there is something wrong, though it isn t clear what it is … The small dictionary of idiomes
Fishy — Fish y, a. 1. Consisting of fish; fishlike; having the qualities or taste of fish; abounding in fish. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Extravagant, like some stories about catching fish; improbable; also, rank or foul. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fishy — late 15c., from FISH (Cf. fish) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Sense of shady, questionable is first recorded 1840, perhaps from the notion of slipperiness, or of giving off a bad odor … Etymology dictionary
fishy — [adj] doubtful, suspicious ambiguous, doubtable, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, far fetched, funny, implausible, improbable, odd, problematic, queer, questionable, shady, suspect, uncertain, unlikely; concept 552 Ant. aboveboard, honest, likely,… … New thesaurus
fishy — ► ADJECTIVE (fishier, fishiest) 1) referring to or resembling a fish or fish. 2) informal arousing feelings of doubt or suspicion. DERIVATIVES fishily adverb fishiness noun … English terms dictionary
Fishy Tales — Infobox Film name = Fishy Tales image size = caption = director = Gordon Douglas producer = Hal Roach writer = narrator = starring = music = Marvin Hatley cinematography = Art Lloyd editing = William H. Ziegler distributor = MGM released = 28… … Wikipedia
fishy — adj. (informal) VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, smell, sound ▪ It all sounds very fishy to me. ADVERB ▪ … Collocations dictionary
fishy — adj. (colloq.) fishy about (there is smt. fishy about them) * * * [ fɪʃɪ] (colloq.) fishy about (there is smt. fishy about them) … Combinatory dictionary
fishy — UK [ˈfɪʃɪ] / US adjective Word forms fishy : adjective fishy comparative fishier superlative fishiest 1) tasting or smelling like fish a terrible fishy odour 2) not completely right, honest, or legal Their story sounds fishy to me … English dictionary