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Meaning of "fishy"



 
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Meaning of "fishy" #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 19, 2006 17:19 pm   Meaning of "fishy"
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #201 "Idioms about Animals", question 6

The suave salesman looked nice but when he told us about the 0% financing, the deal seemed a little ..........

(a) fishy
(b) doggy
(c) foxy

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #201 "Idioms about Animals", answer 6

The suave salesman looked nice but when he told us about the 0% financing, the deal seemed a little fishy.

Correct answer: (a) fishy

Your answer was: incorrect
The suave salesman looked nice but when he told us about the 0% financing, the deal seemed a little foxy.
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what is the meaning of "fishy"

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Fishy #2 (permalink) Mon Jun 19, 2006 22:36 pm   Fishy
 

If something if fishy, it is suspicious or odd:

his story seemed rather fishy to me.
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