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fish story

noun

Simple Definition of fish story

  • : an exaggerated story : a story that is so strange or surprising that it seems very unlikely to be true

Full Definition of fish story

  1. :  an extravagant or incredible story

Examples of fish story

  1. He told a ridiculous fish story about a swarm of giant mosquitoes.



Origin of fish story

from the traditional exaggeration by fishermen of the size of fish almost caught


First Known Use: 1819


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