fish story

noun

Definition of fish story

  1. :  an extravagant or incredible story

Examples of fish story in a Sentence

  1. He told a ridiculous fish story about a swarm of giant mosquitoes.

Origin and Etymology of fish story

from the traditional exaggeration by fishermen of the size of fish almost caught


FISH STORY Defined for English Language Learners

fish story

noun

Definition of fish story for English Language Learners

  • : an exaggerated story : a story that is so strange or surprising that it seems very unlikely to be true

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