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  1. Maggical


    Hello teachers,

    If someone say 'She smells fishy'

    What does the phrase mean exactly?
    'she smells of fish' or 'she's hiding something'?
    If it's the former, How do we express the latter with the same word?

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: fishy

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggical View Post
    If someone says 'She smells fishy'

    thanks in advance.
    It means she smells like a fish.

    (I advise against telling anybody she smells fishy.)

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    Re: fishy

    As Ron said, if someone is fishy they smell of fish. If she's obviously hiding something, her behaviour is fishy. A suspicious thing or situation is "fishy" in the metaphorical sense.


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