Fish-story meaning

An implausible, boastful story.
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(informal) An unbelievable story; exaggeration.
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An exaggerated or boastful story; a tall tale.
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Origin of fish-story

  • From the popular belief that sportfishermen tend to exaggerate the size of their catch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the tendency of fishermen to exaggerate the size of their catch.

    From Wiktionary