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"Pike" phrase

Posted by R. Berg on January 28, 2002 at

In Reply to: "Pike" phrase posted by Patty on January 28, 2002

: I saw a movie a little while back and heard a character use a phrase that went "... as a pike" (a simile, seemingly a colloquialism). I told myself at the time that I wanted to remember the phrase. But, alas, I cannot remember it!

: Could have been "dead as a pike" ..... not sure. Anyone know it? Or other pike phrases? Thanks.

"Freedom for the pike means death to the minnow"--from Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases: American and British, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day. That's the only phrase I found that uses "pike" in the sense of a fish.
: - Patty

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