like a fish out of water
see fish out of water.
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Scientists discover a fish they name “dracula.” What’s the origin of the word, and does the fish sleep in a coffin?Scientists recently released a list of new species that were discovered in the Greater Mekong Region, which comprises parts of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. One of the more peculiar species on the list is a translucent fish that scientists call “dracula.” The fish actually was first found in 2009, in a fish tank in Britain, but was only discovered in the wild …
- like a bump on a log,
- like a cat on hot bricks,
- like a champ,
- like a chicken with its head cut off,
- like a drowned rat,
- like a house afire,
- like a lamb to the slaughter,
- like a shot,
- like a ton of bricks,
- like anything
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