Journey in Life: 05/28/16

Saturday, May 28, 2016

"Fish story" nghĩa là gì?

Che mặt vì nói dối. Photo courtesy Fabrice Florin.

'Fish story' = fish tale nghĩa là lời nói dối vô cùng, như người câu cá thường phóng đại con cá họ câu trượt vậy (a great big lie. (like a fisherman who exaggerates the size of the fish that got away)).

Ví dụ
This is a fish story that goes well beyond saving a federally endangered species.

It would have sounded like just another “fish story” if not for cellphone videos. Three men had a close encounter with a 40-foot humpback whale off the coast of Ocean County, New Jersey.

As for McCool, he's glad his fish tale is being used for fun and a fair warning. "I was kind of excited, plus it proved that I didn't stretch the truth, ya know," he said.

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