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big fish in a small pondOne who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.Rate it:

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across the pondOn the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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small beerBeer with a low alcoholic content.Rate it:

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small fryOne or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value.Rate it:

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small beerSomething that is of relatively little importance.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..Rate it:

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small wonderAn event or fact whose cause or rationale is not difficult to discern; an unsurprising occurrence.Rate it:

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in no small measureTo a very great extent.Rate it:

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it's a small worldUsed to express surprise at meeting an acquaintance or discovering a personal connection in a distant place or an unexpected context.Rate it:

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on travaille à façon (of small tailors, etc.)People’s own materials made up.Rate it:

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small armsFirearms designed to be carried and fired by a single person; often held in the hand.Rate it:

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small beerUsed other than as an idiom: see small, beer.Rate it:

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small changeA minor or insignificant amount of money.Rate it:

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small fryOne or more small or immature fish.Rate it:

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small fryOne or more children.Rate it:

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small potatoesOne or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value.Rate it:

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small printfine printRate it:

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small reedUsed other than as an idiom: see small, reed.Rate it:

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small reedA reed-like grass of the genus Calamagrostis.Rate it:

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small talkIdle conversation, typically on innocuous or unimportant subjects, usually engaged in at social gatherings out of politeness.Rate it:

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sweat the small stuffTo worry about petty issues or insignificant matters.Rate it:

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wee small hoursThe very early morning, just after midnight, when most people are asleep.Rate it:

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wee small hoursHe worked into the wee small hours to get everything perfect for the opening day.Rate it:

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bigger fish to fryA higher valued result or target to reach.Rate it:

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fish glassViewing device with glass at one end for surface-viewing of fish underwater.Rate it:

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fish or cut baitTo choose between taking action now, or forgoing the opportunity and putting that energy into another endeavor; to decide.Rate it:

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like shooting fish in a barrelTo imply that something is very easy. Can be used sarcastically to mean the oppositeRate it:

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other fish in the seaUsed other than as an idiom: see other, fish, in, the, sea.Rate it:

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the fish rots from the headBad leaders damage an organization.Rate it:

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fish outTo deplete the supply of fish in a given body of water.Rate it:

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fish killAn underwater anoxic event, especially one that causes a crash in fish populationsRate it:

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fish out of waterA person in unfamiliar, and often uncomfortable, surroundings.Rate it:

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like a fish out of watercompletely out of the comfort zone.Rate it:

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there's always a bigger fishNo matter how large or intimidating a person or thing is, there is likely to be an even larger or more intimidating person or thing somewhere.Rate it:

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there are plenty more fish in the seaThere are many more potential opportunities available.Rate it:

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neither fish, flesh, nor good red herringUnsuitable for anyone or anything; unfit for any purpose.Rate it:

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have other fish to fryC. 1710, Jonathan Swift, The Journal to Stella, ch. 2, Letter 15.Rate it:

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queer fishAn odd or eccentric person.Rate it:

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fish-eating grinA broad smile indicating self-awareness that may suggest self-satisfaction, smugness, discomfort, or embarrassment.Rate it:

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bigger fish to fryA much more pressing issue to attend to.Rate it:

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cold fishA heartless individual; a person lacking empathy and emotion.Rate it:

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dead fishUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see dead,‎ fish.Rate it:

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dead fishA sexual partner who lies flat during sex.Rate it:

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dried-fish womanA woman, especially a young one, who lacks a significant other.Rate it:

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drink like a fishThe words; "He can 'DRINK LIKE A FISH"; WAS AN AWKWARD ASSERTION THAT THE INDIVIDUAL 'DRINKS TO EXCESS!Rate it:

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fish for complimentsTo try to induce someone to make a compliment.Rate it:

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fish in troubled watersTo take advantage from a chaotic situation.Rate it:

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