Origin of fishing expedition
Words nearby fishing expedition
How to use fishing expedition in a sentence
Like his old man, he keeps it reined in, but when talking about fishing, a true regret seeps out.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Two years into an Arctic expedition, they were forced to abandon ship a thousand miles north of Siberia.
You will find one of the best places on earth to go salmon fishing.
At Studio Stagetti, I shot a man with more picks and axes than I have ever seen outside an arctic expedition.
But fishing for rationale in harassment is almost always a waste of time.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat|Annie Gaus|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.
Lawrence and Dan were told of the danger that threatened Fulton, and they determined to accompany Guitar in his expedition.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The wealth, which Ripperda deemed necessary for his expedition, was sewed into various parts of their muleteer garments.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The filibustering expedition set out in three small ships on the 28th of September.
But scarcely had the new ambassador arrived at his destination when he heard of Bonaparte's projected expedition to Egypt.
Other Idioms and Phrases with fishing expedition
An attempt to find useful information by asking questions at random. For example, The sales force was told to go on a fishing expedition to find out what they could about the company's competitors. This expression was taken up by lawyers to describe interrogating an adversary in hopes of finding relevant evidence and is now used more broadly still. [c. 1930]