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Словосочетания со словом fish

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big frog in a small pond
big fish in a small pond
An important person in a small place or position; someone who is respected and honored in a small company, school, or city; a leader in a small group.
Важная или высокопоставленная персона, которая работает в маленькой группе или организации.
As company president, he had been a big frog in a small pond, but he was not so important as a new congressman in Washington.
He could get a job with a big company but he enjoys being a big fish in a small pond.
Он мог бы получить работу в большой компании, но ему нравится быть большой рыбой в маленьком пруду.
Contrast:
little frog in a big pond
cold fish
A queer person; a person who is unfriendly or does not mix with others.
No one knows the new doctor, he is a cold fish.
Nobody invites Eric to parties because he is a cold fish.
drink like a fish
To drink (alcoholic beverages) in great quantities; to be addicted to alcohol.
John is a nice guy but, unfortunately, he drinks like a fish.
fish for a compliment
To try to make someone pay a compliment.
Напрашиваться на комплимент.
When Jim showed me his new car, I could tell that he was fishing for a compliment.
Alice, my classmate, is always fishing for compliments.
Алиса, моя одноклассница, всегда напрашивается на комплимент.
fish for
To try to get or to find out (something), by hinting or by a roundabout way to try to lead someone else to give or tell you what you want by hinting.
Пытаться найти какую-либо информацию; "шпионить"; "вынюхивать".
Jerry was always fishing for an invitation to Bob's house.
Near examination time, some of the students fish for information.
Rick can sit for hours fishing for information from the Internet.
Рик может часами сидеть, пытаясь найти информацию в интернете.
fish fry
An outdoor party or picnic at which fish are fried and eaten.
The guests at the fish fry caught and cooked their own fish.
fish in muddy waters
fisth in troubled waters
To take advantage of a troubled or confusing situation; seek personal advantage.
Предпринять некоторые действия, чтобы получить выгоду; "ловить рыбку в мутной воде".
With the police disorganized after the collapse of communism in Europe, many criminals started to fish in troubled waters.
I hate people fishing in troubled waters in order to gather information.
Я ненавижу людей, которые «ловят рыб в мутной воде», чтобы собирать информацию.
fish or cut bait
Decide what you want to do and stop wasting time; either act now or give someone else a chance or turn.
Дословно: рыбачить или резать наживку.
Принять то или иное решение, одно из двух. Решить наконец что ты хочешь делать и прекратить тратить время понапрасну; или действуй теперь или дай другим шанс.
Jack couldn't decide whether to go to college or get a job, so his father told him to fish or cut bait.
"Buy the kind of ice cream you want or give someone else in line a chance. Fish or cut bait!"
I see that you are not actually eager to buy the house so you either fish or cut bait.
Я понимаю, что вы не горите желанием купить этот дом, поэтому вы либо соглашаетесь, либо нет.
Compare:
make up one#*#s mind
Either try hard and do your best, or quit.
Frank missed football practice so often that the coach told him to fish or cut bait.