Proverbs with the word Fish

Fish begins to stink at the head

The proverb “Fish begins to stink at the head” is an old saying that has been used for centuries to refer to a situation in which the... Read more →

All cats love fish but hate to get their paws wet

Everyone wants success, but many lack the self-discipline to become successful. They might hope in luck, but fortune favours the bold.

There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it

Just because you have lost one good opportunity, that does not mean that you will never get another.

The fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait

It doesn’t do to be too curious or inquisitive.

Don’t cry stinking fish

Here the verb 'to cry' means 'to offer for sale in the street'. Barrow-boys cry fruit: 'Fine ripe strawberries!' Flower-girls cry flowers:... Read more →

The best fish swim near the bottom

The best fish swim near the bottom and they are therefore the most difficult to catch. Nothing is really worth having if it can be got without... Read more →

All’s fish that comes to the net

A professional fisherman can find some use for all the fish he pulls out of he sea, he cannot afford to be too particular. The proverb advises... Read more →