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October 19, 2019 10:00
Word story – fish story

Word story – fish story

Fish story (noun) – an extravagant or incredible story.
Definition – Merriam Webster

Если вы когда-нибудь разговаривали с заядлыми охотниками или рыбаками и речь заходила об их трофеях, то вы легко можете представить, что такое fish story.
Fish story – это преувеличенная, невероятная история, которая не соответствует действительности. Во многих случаях fish story рассказывают, чтобы развлечь собеседника и приукрасить действительность.
Идиома fish story появилась в Америке в 1800-х годах. Она основана на склонности рыбаков преувеличивать размер пойманной или почти пойманной рыбы.

Варианты перевода идиомы fish story

охотничьи рассказы;
рыбацкая байка;

Примеры использования идиомы fish story

Somebody who’s telling a fish story, when you actually catch them in the lies, you don’t know how they’re going to react.
The Naples Daily News, 27 October 2018
“I know there is a big old cash register down there about two feet wide that is mine,” said Curtis holding out his hands like someone telling a fish story.
The Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune, 18 November 2018
Bass Pro Shops and city officials weren’t telling a fish story all those years when they promised a whopper of a tourist attraction on the Memphis riverfront.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal, 30 April 2016
Charlie’s personality was captivating whether he was talking business or telling a fish story, and he definitely will be missed. 
Musky Hunter Magazine, 2 January 2016
Every fisherman has a big fish story that their friends find hard to believe.
Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area boy fights big fish in viral video," 28 August 2019
Тема: Grammar & Vocabulary       Теги: Wordstory, Etymology

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