Definition of 'fishy'
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But it looks fishy enough for questions to be asked. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its disadvantages are a rather flat taste and slightly fishy odour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There was something very fishy about the whole episode. The Sun (2008)One of my favourite dishes is this fishy recipe. The Sun (2014)Something obviously smelled a bit fishy to customs staff. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Or suspected something fishy behind the low price your elderly relative was offered for a property? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It all smells a bit fishy to me. The Sun (2010)Certainly something fishy was going on. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To many fans, the whole thing smells very fishy indeed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)THERE'S something fishy going on in Scotland. The Sun (2008)The whole thing smells fishy to me '. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is something fishy here, and sealing it up only increases the pong. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Something a bit fishy about that, if you ask me. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It tastes like fishy goose. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I know it sounds a fishy tale but it is 100 per cent true. The Sun (2009)There was more fishy business (well, what do you expect for a link? Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the source admitted: 'The thing is looking fishy. The Sun (2012)The fishy business ended with the now obligatory swipe at the Scottish Nationalists. Times, Sunday Times (2014)After hooking it on the end of his line, the young angler was determined to prove to his family that this was no fishy tale. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They smell fishy and feel a bit slimy, but the whole scene is so surreal that the physical sensation is the least of my worries. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said: 'I only know of one person who tried plankton and he found it rather fishy and gritty. The Sun (2012)A source said: 'It looked very fishy. The Sun (2009)
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