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  • Fish out
  • Fish out of water ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Fox trap
  • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
  • Got bigger fish to fry
  • Honey trap
  • I can resist everything except temptation ( Oscar Wilde quotation )
  • Jail bait
  • Jew baiting
  • Keep your trap shut
  • Lead into temptation
  • Like a fish out of water
  • Like shooting fish in a barrel
  • Little fish in a big pond ( someone considered unimportant compared to their more significant peers )
  • Neither fish nor flesh, nor good red herring
  • Odd fish
  • Pony and trap ( Cockney rhyming slang for crap )
  • Pretty kettle of fish
  • Queer fish
  • Rise to the bait
  • School of fish
  • Shut your trap
  • So long and thanks for all the fish (line from Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide)
  • Sprat to catch a mackerel
  • Take the bait
  • The Flying Fisherman ( Nickname of Roscoe Vernon Gaddis )
  • The Parent Trap ( Hayley Mills movie )
  • The Tender Trap ( Frank Sinatra movie )
  • There's plenty more fish in the sea
  • To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! ( line from the movie A Fish Called Wanda )
  • Tourist trap
  • Trap and ball ( children's ball game )
  • Wet fish
  • What does that have to do with the price of fish?

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