sound fishy

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wongene
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sound fishy

Post by wongene » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:08 am

"sound fishy" means that something is not enough to be trusted because it is too good to be true, or
it is unrealistic and so on.
Let me give you some examples.

ex1)The price is so cheap. It sounds fishy to me.
ex2)His excuse sounded a little fishy at first, but now I believe he was telling the truth.

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