fish in the sea

Definition of fish in the sea

informal

  1. —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.”

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

  1. :  a great body of salt water that covers much of the earth

    :  the waters of the earth as distinguished from the land and air

    :  a body of salt water of second rank more or less landlocked


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