fish story


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fish story

n. Informal
An implausible, boastful story.

[From the popular belief that sportfishermen tend to exaggerate the size of their catch.]

fish′ sto`ry


n.
an exaggerated or incredible story.
[from fishermen's stereotypical tendency to exaggerate the size of their catches]
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Along with labor and globalization, water became a key motif in Sekula's work, revisited and elaborated in different and profound ways -- including in "Titanic's Wake," 1998-2000, the three-hour film "Lottery of the Sea," 2006, and "Fish Story," 1988-1994.
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