fish for compliments

idiom

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Go ahead, fish for compliments. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 23 June 2022

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“Fish for compliments.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fish%20for%20compliments. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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