when two things are usually together and you find one, you will find the other

Etymology:

  • The expression has the origins way back at least 43 B.C. The expression has been used in one way or another but it became popular in the 16th century. It is true that some smoke is bound to appear where there is fire. The idiom is used as a metaphor where the smoke is used to represent something that is suspicious and the fire is used to represent some bad deeds. So, the expression explains that if there is any suspicion about an event, there is a probability that it must have happened.
7 Views

When someone is missing and you find drag marks and their shoe in the woods, the person was probably dragged through the woods there. Where there's smoke there's fire.

Submitted by TriplePurple on March 17, 2024

Translation

Find a translation for the where there's smoke, there's fire phrase in other languages:

donde hay humo, hay fuego

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to where there's smoke, there's fire

How to pronounce this phrase?

Discuss this where there's smoke, there's fire phrase with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this where there's smoke, there's fire definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "where there's smoke, there's fire." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 18 Jul 2024. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/where-there's-smoke,-there's-fire_64213>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a phrases master?

    »
    It's best to look on the __________ side.
    A right
    B sunny
    C just
    D bright

    Browse Phrases.com