They center around two white bourgeoisie women who are the fish out of a water and love proving they can be that dehydrated fish.
But the car ran out of gas, and de Merode had to fish out $20 for it to refuel.
Like a fish out of water, I should think, 71 said Tom, laughing.
Terlan's rod is enough to drive flies and fish out of the county.
They have avoided asking communications from me, probably, lest they should be suspected of wishing to fish out executive secrets.
I'm like a fish out of water when I'm out of the atmosphere of art.
When there, you must try to fish out what Narvaez's intentions are.
That was generous of Jed—to let me get the fish out, when he'd been the one to hook it.
Theodore felt like a fish out of water, but he went with his brother.
“And the great jack and chub and tench we used to fish out,” said Uncle Bob.
Old English fisc, from Proto-Germanic *fiskaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German fisc, Old Norse fiskr, Middle Dutch visc, Dutch vis, German Fisch, Gothic fisks), from PIE *peisk- "fish" (cf. Latin piscis, Irish iasc, and, via Latin, Italian pesce, French poisson, Spanish pez, Welsh pysgodyn, Breton pesk).
Fish story attested from 1819, from the tendency to exaggerate the size of the catch (or the one that got away). Figurative sense of fish out of water first recorded 1610s.
Plural fish or fishes
Any of numerous cold-blooded vertebrate animals that live in water. Fish have gills for obtaining oxygen, a lateral line for sensing pressure changes in the water, and a vertical tail. Most fish are covered with scales and have limbs in the form of fins. Fish were once classified together as a single group, but are now known to compose numerous evolutionarily distinct classes, including the bony fish, cartilaginous fish, jawless fish, lobe-finned fish, and placoderms.