fish for compliments

Definition of fish for compliments

  1. :  to try to get people to say nice things about one She is always fishing for compliments.

Word by Word Definitions

fishplay
  1. :  any of numerous cold-blooded strictly aquatic craniate vertebrates that include the bony fishes and usually the cartilaginous and jawless fishes and that have typically an elongated somewhat spindle-shaped body terminating in a broad caudal (see caudal 2) fin, limbs in the form of fins when present at all, and a 2-chambered heart by which blood is sent through thoracic gills to be oxygenated

    :  the flesh of fish used as food

    :  a person who is caught or is wanted (as in a criminal investigation)

  1. :  to attempt to catch fish

    :  to seek something by roundabout means

    :  to search for something underwater

complimentplay compliments
  1. :  an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration

    :  an admiring remark

    :  formal and respectful recognition :  honor

  1. :  to express esteem, respect, affection, or admiration to :  to pay a compliment to

    :  to present with a token of esteem


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