fish in the sea

noun phrase

informal
used to say that there are many more people available for a romantic relationship
"I know you're sad because you and your boyfriend broke up, but he's not the only fish in the sea." "You're right. There are many/plenty more fish in the sea."

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“Fish in the sea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fish%20in%20the%20sea. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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