The British Idiom – Fish for compliments
Definition of Fish for compliments
Fishing for compliments is trying to get people to praise you or admire you.
Examples of Usage of Fish for compliments
When she showed me her new outfit, and told me how much it cost, I knew that she was fishing for compliments. Billy was certainly fishing for compliments when he turned up on his brand-new Harley Davidson motorcycle.
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