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kettle of fish

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a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
  • I'm used to paddling, but those rapids are a whole other kettle of fish.

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The first known use of kettle of fish was in 1742

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“Kettle of fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/kettle%20of%20fish. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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