The British Idiom – A Bit Fishy
Definition of A Bit Fishy
Something that is suspicious or does not seem right is a bit fishy. A bit fishy comes from the fact that fresh fish begins to smell fishy when it is no longer fresh. If a fishmonger tried to sell you old fish, your nose would tell you to be suspicious of its freshness.
Examples of Usage of A Bit Fishy
This bloke looks a bit fishy, don’t you think? An email promising to help you get millions of pounds is always a bit fishy.
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