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fishing expedition. (n.d.). Retrieved January 18th, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/fishing-expedition
An open-ended inquiry or investigation, often undertaken on the pretext of a minor or unrelated matter, whose real purpose is to uncover embarrassing or damaging information, as about a political opponent.