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

:  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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