6) Big fish in a small pond
A: So how is university life going?
B: Good but I really miss high school.
A: Why is that?
B: I miss being involved on campus.
A: Or you miss being a big fish in a small pond.
7) Take the bait
A: How was the seminar?
B: Not good. It was all a scam.
A: What do you mean? How so?
B: They wanted people to invest in their company.
A: Really, sound fishy.
B: Yeah, I’m glad I didn’t take the bait.
8) Fish Tale
A: How did the sales meeting go?
B: Great, I sold over a thousand units.
A: What? Are you serious?
B: I know. It sounds like a fish tale, but it’s true!
A: That’s awesome. Congratulations.
9) Drink like a fish
A: How was last night?
B: Good, but today I have a huge hangover.
A: Why, did you drink too much.
B: Yeah, I was with Karen and she drinks a lot.
A: Yeah, I heard she drinks like fish.
10) Fish out of water
A: How was the baby shower?
B: Awful. I hated it.
A: Oh no, why?
B: As the only male, I felt like a fish out of water.
A: Well, I”m sure they enjoyed you being there.
Big fish in a small pond
When you are a big fish in a small pond, that means you have a lot of status amongst a small group of people. In a larger group you are not as important.
Take the bait
Bait is the food on a hook that a fish eats. When you take the bait, you are persuaded to do something that might not be in your best interest because of a false promise.
A fish tale is an exaggeration of the truth. the meaning comes from people bragging about catching really big fish that were likely much smaller than reported.
Drink like a fish
If you drink like a fish that means you can drink a lot of alcohol and not get too drunk or sick.
Fish out of water
When you are a fish out of water, you feel uncomfortable in a situation because you are different from everyone else.
Five idioms about fish (Part B)
Five idioms about fish (Part A)
Five idioms about cats (Part B)
Five idioms about cats (Part A)
Six idioms about money (Part B)
Six idioms about money (Part A)