I smell a fishPosted: March 20, 2019
This is a nice congruent conflation of “I smell a rat” and “there’s something fishy going on”, both meaning to be suspicious of some wrong doing. Of course, fish do smell, so no wonder the speaker was confused. This one reminds me of my malaphor book, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”. Have I mentioned it is available on Amazon? https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692652205
A big thanks to Claire Hooper for hearing this one and passing it on.