Posted by R. Berg on May 27, 2003
In Reply to: On a Fishing Expedition posted by MM on May 27, 2003
: Need help!
: What does it mean to say someone is on
: a fishing expetition?
Unless it's meant literally, it means the person is asking a series of questions without knowing the answers, hoping to find something that supports his or her argument. It's said of lawyers questioning witnesses.