fish in the sea

noun phrase

Definition of fish in the sea

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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."

the open sea

noun

Definition of the open sea (Entry 2 of 2)

: far away from land sailing the open sea

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“Fish in the sea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/these%20a. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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